SWEET PEA Mammoth Navy Blue


Lathyrus odoratus

Family: Fabaceae

Subfamily: Faboideae

Characteristics: Annual climber 180 cm

Seeds per packet: 12

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Fresh delicate blooms with a heady the heat-tolerant cultivar, 'Mammoth Navy Blue' produces five or more giant blue-purple flowers per stem that are ideal for bouquets and arrangements over a long season. Clip the flowers every few days to encourage sweet peas to continue blooming.     

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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