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Sweet Pea 'Blue Velvet'
Sweet Pea 'Blue Velvet' Seeds
Blue Velvet Sweet Pea flowers are actually rich purple in colour. Like all Spencer type Sweet Peas Blue Velvet has gorgeous scent, makes a striking display in the garden and is lovely for cut flowers too. They combine well with Sweet Peas in lighter shades of blue and I particularly love them with orange climbers such as Ipomoea and Nasturtiums.
Sweet Peas are brilliant plants for beginners. They are very easy to grow and super productive giving you masses of flowers for picking.
Hardy Annual Climber
Height & Spread
1.8m tall x 15 cm wide (6 feet tall x 6 inches)
Sow September-December for robust plants then again in January - April to extend the flowering season. In cold areas start off indoors. Grow 2 seedlings to a 1L pot. HOW TO GROW SWEET PEAS
Prepare a trellis with canes spaced 20cm apart (8 inches) then plant one pot with two seedlings next to each cane. Tie the stems in as they grow.
Sweet Peas have long roots and need fertile, moist but well drained soil. Like most annual flowers Sweet Peas prefer a sunny spot. They will also grow in dappled shade. Water thoroughly in dry spells and feed to keep the flowers going.
Buckets of scented rich purple flowers from June to September.
Pick Sweet Peas when the first flower is open and the top two are still in bud. It's best to pick early in the morning or in the cool evening and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 5 days in a vase.
Sweet Peas are some of the best annual climbing flowers that you can grow. You will be amazed at how many flowers are produced. Blue Velvet makes a striking display alone and grows well with other Sweet Peas in complimentary colours.