Sweet pea Daily Mail

Lathyrus odoratus 'Daily Mail'

Sweet pea Daily Mail - Lathyrus odoratus  'Daily Mail'

Common Name: Sweet pea Daily Mail
Genus: Lathyrus
Species: odoratus
Cultivar: 'Daily Mail'

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.80 m (180 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A welcome new addition to the family, this glorious sweet pea produces exhibition-quality bright cerise-pink flowers that have a creamy-white base from June to September. A highly-scented variety that will help attract beneficial insects into your garden.

  • Garden care:From October to late February sow seeds into deep pots or root trainers filled with a good-quality seed compost and place them in a cold frame. Pinch out the tips as the plants grow to encourage them to become bushier and produce more flowers and harden off before planting out in early April. Direct sowings can also be made in October or March. Before planting out, incorporate lots of well-rotted organic matter in the planting hole. Apply a balanced liquid plant food every two weeks while in growth and deadhead regulary to encourage more flowers.

  • Sow: October-February or April

  • Flowering: June-September



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