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SWEET PEA Mammoth Crimson

Lathyrus odoratus

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$3.80

Family: Fabaceae

Subfamily: Faboideae

Characteristics: Annual 1.8-2m

Seeds per packet: 12

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Large-flowered rich crimson flowers with up to 8 florets on long stems making it ideal for cutting.

An early blooming Sweet Pea making it the prefect choice for early spring colour.

Traditionally the 17th of March, St Patrick's Day, is the date used as a guide for sowing sweet peas in many parts of Australia.

Traditionally the 17th of March, St Patrick's Day, is the date used as a guide for sowing sweet peas in many parts of Australia.

Adaptable to most well-drained garden soils but does best in a rich friable soil that drains well. Avoid waterlogged soils.
Soak seed in water overnight prior to sowing.

Pre-treatment: Soak seed in water overnight.

Sow: 25 mm deep.

Tropical climates: Late summer Autumn
Sub-tropical climates: Autumn
Temperate climates: Autumn
Cold climates: Spring or Late summer-mid Autumn.

Germination: 10-14 days.  

Seed can also be started by soaking seed overnight and placing on a moist paper towel and folding over. Put the paper towel with the seed in a plastic bag and place on top of the refrigerator. Check daily for moisture content and any seed that has germinated. Seed should start to germination in 3-5 days after which they can be sown at the required depth.    


      

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