Sweet Pea Old Spice Highly Scented – Item #1945


This elegant, highly perfumed sweet pea features creamy pale petals edged with soft violet. A favorite for English cottage gardens since its arrival from Italy in 1699. Old Spice sweet pea varieties are more heat tolerant than other sweet peas.

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Additional information

Weight 0.044375 lbs
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1″ (3cm)

Spacing: 2″ (5cm)

Sprouts In: 14-20 days

Thinning: 6″ (15cm)

Sweet peas perform best when sown directly in the garden. Nick the seed coat and soak in warm water 24 hours before planting to encourage germination. Plant outdoors in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked. Prefers rich, well-amended, well-drained soil and full sun, and will appreciate afternoon shade on hot days.

Snip faded blossoms regularly and remove seed pods to encourage more blooms.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Lathyrus odoratus

Height: 5-6′ (1.5-1.8m)

Bloom Period: summer

Type: annual