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Sweet Pea 'Ballerina Blue'

Lathyrus odoratus

Hardy Annual

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A superb variety for exhibition producing large, highly-scented flowers, with up to four blooms per 30cm (12”) long stem. This variety was bred by a T&M customer and holds a coveted RHS AGM. Sweet Pea 'Ballerina Blue' is a vigorous variety that will quickly cover trellis and obelisks, adding colour and a powerful fragrance to summer flower borders. Height: 180cm (71”) Spread: 30cm (12”).

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How to grow sweet peas

Ideal For:
walls and fences, cottage gardens, scented gardens, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Sowing Months:
January, February, March, April, October, November, December
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 3 days
    • £2.69

Sow sweet pea seeds indoors in October for transplanting outdoors in spring, or direct sow outdoors from March to April.


In autumn, sow 3 seeds per 7.5cm (3") pot at a depth of 1cm (½") in free-draining, seed sowing compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) until germination which takes 10-21 days. Once germinated, grow sweet peas on in cooler conditions, before transferring to a cold frame for overwintering. Spring sowings can be made outdoors directly into drills at a depth of 2.5cm (1"), and a distance of 7.5cm (3") apart. Pinch out the growing points of each stem once the second pair of leaves has opened to encourage bushier growth.


In spring, plant out sweet peas at a distance of 23cm (9") apart in any well drained garden soil in full sun. Train the stems onto a suitable support such as trellis or a free standing climbing frame. Try using our sweet pea support rings to tie the stems to their growing supports while they become established.

Feed and water sweet peas regularly throughout the growing season. When growing sweet peas it is essential to cut the flower stems frequently and deadhead faded blooms to prevent seedpods developing. This will encourage more blooms to be produced and extend the flowering period throughout summer.

Caution: Seeds are harmful if eaten.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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Reviews
  1. A good one

    By John Montgomery 30-07-2011

    Germinated well from an autumn sowing and stood the winter outside in pots with only cloches for protection. Planted out in late March and grew away well in the warm dry spring. First flowers in early May and still blooming prollifically as we enter August.

  2. Lovely Cut Flower

    By Ellen Kunec 29-06-2011

    Unlike the previous reviewer, I found germination was good and one pack of seeds has given me a full wigwam of plants. Flowers are on very long stems, great for the vase. A lovely lavender blue colour and light but traditional scent. I bought these on impulse then had second thoughts - maybe I should have bought a multicolour variety? But they are very soothing to look at in the garden and in the house.. Beautiful.

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