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SWEET PEA Knee Hi Mix - LATHYRUS odoratus

Stock: Available

SKU Code: F 627


Family: Fabaceae
Sub-family: Faboideae
Characteristics: Annual climber 60-70 cm

Seed per packet: Approx. 12
Seed per gram: Approx. 12

A compact old-fashioned semi-dwarf Sweet Pea, "Knee-Hi" is a small to medium-sized plant with more height than the dwarf types, but shorter than the traditional vine varieties.
A self-supporting Sweet pea that comes in a wide range of vivid colours including lavender, pink, purple, red, salmon & white flowers. Grows well in large containers and Works well in knee-high border cottage gardens and large containers. Popular long-lasting cut flowers for formal arrangements or vases.

Sweet Pea originated from Sicily, southern Italy and the Aegean Islands. They were first cultivated in the 17th century leading to the vast number of cultivars that are commercially available today.

Grow notes:

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 the 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 the seed overnight and placing on a moist paper towel and folding it 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 germinate in 3-5 days after which they can be sown at the required depth.    

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