Nimbus Sweet Pea Seed
Unique and popular color.
From the Spencer Series. Gray-white petals with inky, blue-black streaks throughout and lining the petal edge. Plants produce 3–4, slightly ruffled blooms per 9–12" stem. Lightly fragrant. NOTE: Spencer Series sweet peas are known as late-flowering because they require at least 12 hours of daylight, unlike more modern sweet pea varieties bred for winter production, which may require only 10–11 daylight hours.
• Attracts hummingbirds.
Ht. 72–96". Avg. 400 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow 1/4- 1/2" deep into 72-cell flats or preferred deep-cell seedling container, 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. Trellis support is required.
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 the plants productive for a longer period.
USES: Cut flower, backs of borders, fences, trellises, arbors, and cottage gardens.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lathyrus odoratus
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