Sweet pea Mollie Rillstone

Lathyrus odoratus 'Mollie Rillstone'

Sweet pea Mollie Rillstone - Lathyrus odoratus 'Mollie Rillstone'

Common Name: Sweet pea Mollie Rillstone
Genus: Lathyrus
Species: odoratus
Cultivar: 'Mollie Rillstone'

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

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

Each picotee petal has a creamy coloured base that becomes pinker towards the outer edges. The scent of the flowers is strong and delicious and the blooms are of exhibition quality. Mix it with rich pinks and plums or lilacs and purples for a great effect. Not just pretty to look at though, they will also act as a magnet for beneficial insects.

  • 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




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