Sweet pea King's High Scent

Lathyrus odoratus 'King's High Scent'

Sweet pea King's High Scent - Lathyrus odoratus  'King's High Scent'

Common Name: Sweet pea King's High Scent
Genus: Lathyrus
Species: odoratus
Cultivar: 'King's High Scent'

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, Long flowering period

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

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

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

  • Flower colour: Creamy-yellow with a violet picotee edge

The delicate picotee colouring of this sweet pea coupled with the flowers unusually powerful scent make this a beautiful addition to the flower garden. Where space is at a premium try filling large pots with them and top it with a woven obelisk that they can scramble over. Throughout summer you will have a stunning feature for your terrace.

  • 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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