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SWEET PEA Crimson Ripple

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Lathyrus odoratus

Family: Fabaceae

Subfamily: Faboideae

Characteristics: Annual 1.8-2m

Seeds per packet: 12

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Another attractive sweet pea in the "Ripple" series with fabulous, two tone white with a crimson ripple making it a very distinctive bloom. Makes an excellent cut flower with the added bonus of a sweet perfumed fragrance.

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.

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.

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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