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Sweet peas enchant us with their fragile, seductive fragrance and make great bouquets. These pea-like flowers grow in many lovely colors and are suitable for an annual border, a woodland garden, and a trellis or arch.
Color: Red, Pink, Yellow, Blue, Purple, White
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Height: 1–2 metres (3 ft 3 in–6 ft 7 in), where suitable support is available.
Difficulty level: Easy
Planting & Care
Sweet peas are quite hardy, growing from large, easy-to-handle pea-like seeds. Still, they re a bit tricky because they are slow to germinate. It s worth experimenting with different seeds each year.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Water: Keep soil moist throughout the growing season.
Temprature: Above 65 degrees F.
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer.
- Sweet peas are happiest with their heads in the sun and their roots deep in cool, moist soil.
- When possible, plant low-growing annuals in front of them to shade their roots.
- Choose a well-drained site.
- Alkaline soil is best, sprinkle some powdered lime on the surface if your soil tends to be acidic.
- Prepare a rich soil by mixing in generous amounts of compost and well-rotted manure mixed to a depth of 2 feet.
- Prior to planting, you re going to want to dig a nice deep trench of about 4 inches in depth.
- After you dig the trench, make holes with a pencil, drop in the seeds, and press down on the soil to firm it and shut out any light.
- Before planting, soak the seeds in water for 24 hours, then nick the seeds with a nail file before planting to speed sprouting.
- You do not need to soak seeds in a temperate climate.