Sweet Pea Valerie Harrod

£ 2.90

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Description

Sweet Pea Valerie Harrod

Lathyrus odoratus

Sweet Pea Valerie Harrod is right at the very top of my favourites. More coral than Sweet Pea Spring Sunshine Champagne and a Spencer so blooms ever so slightly later (and carries on that bit later too), I love to plant them together!

Its got everything, long stems, huge flowers and the sweetest fragrance… Sweet peas elevate any arrangement like no other flower!

Favourites are always just a personal preference and simply this is mine.

How to Grow:
Here in the south of the United Kingdom, I sow from Autumn onwards, undercover or in a sheltered spot. Spencer varieties will also happily grow from a Winter/Early Spring sowing.

Sweet peas are cold hardy so can be planted outside in March or April (or 2-3 months before your last frost date). Provide a strong trellis or support for Sweet peas to climb. For detailed growing instructions join our ‘Grow Along’ on Instagram 

*Unlike garden peas, sweetpea seeds are poisonous if ingested. Unfortunately mice still like to steal them so are best pre-sprouted 

Details:
Variety: Lathyrus odoratus
Type: Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun in free draining soil.
Sow: Spring or Autumn
Germination: Up to 30 days
Height: 6-8ft
Harvest: May/June – July
Seeds per packet: 20

Cutting /Vase Life:
For the longest vase life, pick when the first flower opens leaving two to open in the vase. Sweetpeas have a relatively short vase life making them the perfect choice when growing your own.

Place flowers straight into ready buckets of water. We rest our stems for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning.