Flowers Sweet Peas

Elegance Formula Mix
Sweet Pea Seed

Product ID: 1920

Early and prolific.

First and most abundant to bloom in our trials. Developed for flowering under short days, low light conditions, and in cool greenhouses. Also produces abundant flowers in the long days of early summer. Suitable for spring or midwinter production. Long stems bear 3–5 blooms in seven shades of red, four shades of pink, two shades of purple, as well as blue and white. Formerly called Winter Elegance. Can be spelled either as sweet pea or sweetpea.

• Attracts hummingbirds.

Ht. 60–72". Avg. 350 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
All parts of this plant are poisonous, including the seeds. Exercise extreme caution around children and pets. The purchaser assumes all liability relating to the use of this product.
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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 14-21 days at 55-65°F (13-18°C)

SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow into 72-cell flats 1/4– 1/2" deep, 4-5 weeks before planting out. Darkness is required for germination. Direct seed - 6 weeks before last frost. Seedlings won't be damaged by light frost. Pinch when 6-8" tall to encourage denser branching and more flowers.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

PLANT HEIGHT: Varies. Support such as Hortonova vertical trellis is needed to support plants.

PLANT SPACING: 6".

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

STEM LENGTH: 6-16".

VASE LIFE: 4-6 days. Sweet Peas do not store well, but if necessary store at a temperature of 36-39°F (2-4°C).

HARVEST: Half the flowers on a stem are open. Harvesting flowers increases blooms.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Rich, deep, loamy, moist, well-drained soil. 6-7 pH preferred.
TIP: Using white on black plastic or straw mulch will help keep roots cool and plants productive for a longer period.

USES: Cut flower, back of borders, fences, trellises, arbors, and cottage gardens.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lathyrus odoratus

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Lathyrus odoratus

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

75 - 85 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).

Annual

Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Open Pollinated

Product Features

Easy Choice Easy Choice
Variety is easy-to-grow.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Greenhouse Performer Greenhouse Performer
Variety that we have found, based on our trials, to be the best performers in a climate-controlled greenhouse environment.
Good for Trellising Good for Trellising
Variety requires a trellis in order to grow properly.
Fragrant Fragrant
Variety is highly fragrant.

Easy Choice Greenhouse Performer Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Fragrant Good for Trellising