Sweet Pea – Cuthbertson Mixed


Sow indoors for surest results, January-March or September-October, Sweet Pea Cuthbertson Mixed Lathyrus odoratus Create a colourful display in your borders with these Sweet Peas producing large fragrant blooms all summer long. Makes an excellentcut flower. Hardy Annual. Indoor Planting:Soak the seeds for approx. 12 hours in water before sowing. Sow seeds 0.5cm deep in trays of moist compost, be careful not to over-water. Store in a warm place at an approx. temperature of 13-16 deg;c 56-60 deg;f . Growing On:When the seedlings are strong enough to handle they can be transplanted into bigger pots or trays. Do not overcrowd the plants and keep in a warm, light position. Once all chance of frost has passed the plants can be transplanted direct into your desired location outside. Harden off first. Outdoor Planting:Sow seeds 0.5cm deep in flowering location, thin to above spacings.The Sweet Peas will require support as they start to grow. To prolong flowering pick flowers regularly. The Cuthbertson Blend is a very highly scented mix of sweet peas in shades of pink, cream, white with picotee edging, and lavender. This variety of sweet pea seeds are a Spencer type - late blooming among sweet peas, but early among the Spencers. Bred for cut flowers, this fragrant variety will climb to 2m (6') on a trellis with no trouble at all. Be sure to pick off all the spent flowers as you see them, and any seed pods that might develop. This will keep the vines blooming over a much longer period. This variety was originally bred by Frank Cuthbertson of San Francisco for its superior bloom time and long cutting stems.


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