Classic old-spice scent and lots of it from these historic purple-shaded sweet peas - the blooms are smaller than showy modern varieties but they make up for it in spades with big sweet pea perfume. Tall enough to grow over an arbour or pergola, and up a trellis. Pick the flowers for your home and more will come.
DESCRIPTION: Tall climbing heritage variety from 1699 with small highly perfumed flowers in a colourful bicolour mix of purple shades. Good heat tolerance with this variety PLANTING: Summer-Late Autumn and also Spring in cooler areas. Use a garden fork to loosen the soil and dig through well composted mulch. Water the soil the day prior to planting. Sow seeds directly into their final position, cover and don't water again until seedlings emerge. Plant in a full sun location for best flowering. CARE: Water seedlings regularly until established and continue to provide water especially during dry spells. Mulch plants to retain moisture in the soil. For an extra long flowering season, cut flowers for the house, remove spent blooms and feed with liquid fertiliser