Little Sweetheart Mixed Sweet Peas
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Dwarf sweet peas, great flower mixture of striking colours.
Little Sweetheart Mixed Sweet Pea Seeds
A dwarf mix of sweet pea flowers that require no support growing around 25cm tall. This mix contains a mixture of white, pink, purple and violet flowers.
For early sweet peas sow using heat and undercover September to October and overwinter in a greenhouse or polytunnel with plenty of frost protection. January to March under glass, or April - May if no greenhouse is available for a flowering bloom June - September.
Soke the seeds overnight for 24hrs in water to aid in germination. Sow our sweet pea mix in fine light draining compost. Transplant the seedlings once large enough to handle and harden off before planting outside. Pinch out the tip of the plant to encourage side growth and stronger side shoots which provide more plant support and flowers. Pick regular once flowers are on display to continue encouraging growth and supply of flowers.
Are Sweet Pea seeds poisonous? Yes, Sweet Pea seeds are poisonous and if ingested in large quantities can cause an illness called Lathyrus. Lathyrus can make you really ill with issues such as paralysis, difficulty to breah and convulsions.
How tall do Sweet Pea plants grow? Sweet Pea plants grow up to about 30cm of height in optimal conditions. The plants require full sun with a little shade to grow and should be planted into nutritious ruch, well-draining soil.
What animals are eating my Sweet Pea flowers? Most aphids love preying on your sweet peas, piercing their steams and eating through their leaves to reach the sap of the plant. You can prevent this by avoiding use of nitrous fertiliser which can attract aphids to your flower beds and increase their reproduction rate.
Little Sweetheart Mixed Sweet Peas Details
- Germination Time
- 7 - 14 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH