Sweet Peas Seeds - Royal Mix
USDA Zones: 3 - 9
Height: 72 - 84 inches
Bloom Season: Early summer to late summer
Bloom Color: Mix
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Rich, well-drained, pH 6.4 - 7.6
Temperature: 64 - 68F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Light Required: No
Depth: 1/2 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 2 - 3 inches for seed spacing, then thin plants later to 5 - 6 inches
Care & Maintenance: Sweet Peas
Royal Sweet Pea (Lathyrus Odoratus Royal Mix) - Sweet Peas are a very colorful vining plant with large fragrant blooms, and they grow so easily from flower seeds. The plant has long stems so it makes an excellent cut flower, and is a wonderful addition to any flower garden.
Royal Sweet Pea vines need full sun and rich, well-drained soil. They do best if the seed is sown in the area they will grow. During the growing season, use nitrogen fertilizer sparingly because too much will cause lots of plant growth and fewer flowers. When the plants are 3 - 6 inches tall, pinch the tops to encourage side shoots. Water regularly, especially in high heat to keep the flowers cool, and dead head the spent flowers to keep the plant blooming.
For best germination, Sweet Pea flower seeds need to be scarified before sowing. Nick the seed with a nail clipper breaks the outer coat and then soak overnight in warm water. Sow scented Lathyrus seeds directly outdoors.