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Sweet Pea 'Ballerina Blue'Lathyrus odoratus

Just £2.99

Hardy Annual
What is Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
3 Reviews
1 packet (20 sweet pea seeds) £2.99 Despatch: within 24 hours
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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


Walls And Fences, Cottage Gardens, Scented Gardens, Cut Flower Garden

Hardy

Full sun

Up to 180cm (70.9in)

Up to 30cm (11.8in)

Easy for all

Easy for all

1 Packet (20 Sweet Pea Seeds) (TT04357)

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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.

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 (1/2") 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.

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Reviews

A good one 2011-07-30

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.

Lovely Cut Flower 2011-06-29

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.

Failed to reach expectations 2011-06-19

Slow to germinate, grew very slowly and didn't climb very far. Disappointing results. Will go back to a standard variety next time