Mr Fothergill’s Sweet Pea Our Harry Flower Seeds
€3.20 “Price excl. VAT: €2.82”
A lovely hardy annual that can be sown where it is to flower. This acclaimed ‘Spencer’ type has a good, sweet scent and elegant, lavender blue, wavy petals with paler edges. Flowers are large on strong stems making it ideal for cutting. This sweet pea has garnered lots of praise over the last two decades for being a strong grower and very reliable.
Plant Class: Hardy Annual (HA).
Sow indoors for surest results, 1.5cm (½”) deep, 5 seeds per 12cm (5”) pot of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame, greenhouse or cool windowsill. A temperature of 15˚C (60˚F) is ideal. Seedlings usually appear in 12-21 days. Keep moist. Pinch out the growing tip when two pairs of leaves have formed to encourage bushy growth. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 30cm (1’) apart. Support with tall canes or netting.
Sow outdoors for ease, where they are to flower, 1.5cm (½”) deep into finely prepared soil which has already been watered. Sow 2 seeds together every 30cm (1’). Remove weaker seedling, which can then be transplanted. Seeds sown in autumn generally flower earlier the following year. Pick blooms regularly to prolong flowering season.
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