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SWEET PEA Bounce Blue

Lathyrus odoratus

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$3.80

Family: Fabaceae

Subfamily: Faboideae

Characteristics: Annual 30-60 cm

Seeds per packet: 10

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'Bounce Blue' is a bushy dwarf variety of Sweet Pea to 60 cm tall that produces fragrant blue flowers on long stems.

Suitable for the garden, containers or hanging baskets, makes excellent cut flowers.

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.

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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