Sweet pea Help for Heroes

Lathyrus odoratus 'Help for Heroes Mix'

Sweet pea Help for Heroes - Lathyrus odoratus  'Help for Heroes Mix'

Common Name: Sweet pea Help for Heroes
Genus: Lathyrus
Species: odoratus
Cultivar: 'Help for Heroes Mix'

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Long flowering period

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

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

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

This is a great way to show your support to our armed forces as £1.00 from every packet sold will go to the Help for Heroes charity. The collection contains three vibrantly coloured sweet peas (one red, one purple and one lilac) all of which have a deliciously strong scent. They will jazz up your garden all through summer and will also provide you with lots of cut flowers.

  • 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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