Get your kicks with 'Route 66'! This stunning sweet pea has all you'd expect from the nation's favourite annual climbing plant - perfect perfume and masses of flowers. Keep cutting the blooms for fresh vase displays and more just keep on coming. This vigorous sweet pea offers larger bicolour blooms to rival those of 'Red Riding Hood', another popular red and white variety with Thompson & Morgan customers. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12").
Start off in a seed tray in a cold frame or indoors and plant out in borders. Soak seeds overnight in tepid water. Fill a seed tray with good, free-draining, damp, seed compost. Sow seeds 1cm (1/2") deep in the compost. If sowing in autumn or winter, sow 3 seeds per 7.5cm (3") pot and place in a cold frame where seeds will germinate and grow throughout the winter until spring. They can then be planted into their final flowering positions. If sowing in spring, sow as above and place the pots in a propagator or seal inside a polythene bag and keep at a temperature around 20-25C (68-77F) until the seeds germinate. This will take about 7-21 days. Don't exclude light as this helps germination.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle, plant them out into their final flowering position, 30cm (12") apart.
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