Lambley Gardens & Nursery, 395 Lesters Road,  Ascot,  Victoria 3364
Phone +61 (03) 5343 4303,  Fax +61 (03) 5343 4257

Sweetpea ‘The Major’ (Lathyrus odoratus)

Sweetpea ‘The Major’ (Lathyrus odoratus)

Purple flecks on a white ground. An heirloom variety bred by Major Turral. Very highly scented. Also known as 'Marbled Purple'.


Fragrance = 5


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: 15-20cm between plants

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.


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Packet 15 seeds
$5.75 each