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Sweet Pea 'Gwendoline'
Sweet Pea 'Gwendoline' Seeds
Bright rose pink blooms with a white base, long strong stems and sweet scent are characteristics of Gwendoline Sweet Peas. It's a popular Sweet Pea for all the right reasons. If love growing flowers for cutting or you are growing your own wedding flowers then Gwendoline may be right up your street.
Sweet Peas are brilliant plants for beginners. They are very easy to grow and super productive giving you masses of flowers for picking. Loved by flower farmers for their long stems and sophisticated wavy blooms, Gwendoline is also good for a sunny spot in your garden and has been awarded the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit for reliable performance in British gardens.
Hardy Annual Climber, Cut Flower
Height & Spread
2.4m tall x 15 cm wide (6-8 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 ruffled, scented 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. Gwendoline makes a great show on it's own and also works well growing with other Sweet Peas in complimentary colours.