Sweetpea ‘Early Mauve Spencer’ (Lathyrus odoratus)
Large frilly blue-mauve flowers are carried on strong stems. Good fragrance.
Fragrance = 4
When to sow: The end of February until August
Where to sow: Direct sow in the garden or in small pots
Depth to sow: 8 to 12mm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil.
Spacing: Between plants: 15-20cm
Directions: If seed is planted at monthly intervals flowers can be had from late winter until Christmas. A single planting will last two or three months as long as spent flowers are removed. Traditionally sweet peas are planted on St. Patrick’s Day, the 17th of March but any time from the end of February until August is fine. 200cm.