Puriri Lane | Sweetpea | Wiltshire Ripple

Lathyrus odoratus :: Sweet Pea Seed | Wiltshire Ripple

Regular price $6.00

An old variety, Sweetpea Wiltshire Ripple bears masses of frilled flowers that are a dark red purple on a white background on long strong stems that make it an excellent variety for cutting. To prolong the flowering season be sure to cut the flowers to ensure that the plants keep on producing prolifically


Plant type: Annual
Height: 1.8-2.4m
Position: Full sun
Days to maturity: 75-90 days
Plant spacing: 15-20cm
Pinch: When 15cm in height
Seeds per packet: 10

How to Grow

In mild areas seeds can be sown in pots in the autumn, overwintered in a sheltered spot and planted out in spring. Everywhere else, sow seeds 10-12 weeks before the last frost and plant out right around the last frost. Provide a strong trellis or support to support the vines.

Harvesting | Vase Life
To maximise vase life, harvest your Sweet peas when there are at least two unopened flowers at the tip. Flowers can be picked when flowers are more open however this will mean that your vase life will be shorter. Sweet peas are considered a short-lived cut flower, lasting at best 4-5 days in a vase. Adding a source food, either sugar or flower food to the water will help to extend the vase life by a few more days. 

Check out our Garden Journal for more tips on growing your sweet-peas. 

We also have an excellent book about growing from seed if you are new to it - The Flower Garden - How to grow flowers from seed

Please note that sweet pea seeds are poisonous if ingested. Use caution around children and pets.

We apologise that due to quarantine restrictions we cannot ship seeds overseas

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