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Welcome to Country Garden Seeds! Flower Seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Do you dream of a beautiful garden full of scented flowers and buzzing with wildlife? Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your wildlife will love too. In this shop you will find flower seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Here are some of the best, most beautiful and easiest plants for you to grow.

Sweet Pea 'Princess Elizabeth'

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  • Sweet Pea 'Princess Elizabeth' Seeds

A sweetly scented Sweet Pea with 3 -5 salmon pink on cream flowers per stem. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Princess Elizabeth’ was introduced in 1945 and has been popular ever since. Makes an excellent show in late spring and is brilliant for cut flowers. Salmon and Peach shades are popular right now and if you are a lover of vintage or you are growing your own wedding flowers then Princess Elizabeth 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 growers for their long stems and sophisticated blooms and is an excellent choice for wedding flowers. Princess Elizabeth is also good for a sunny spot in your garden, prefers a long cool spring and protection from wind.

Genus Lathyrus odoratus
Variety Princess Elizabeth
Plant Type Hardy Annual Climber
Height & Spread 1.8m tall x 15 cm wide (6 feet tall x 6 inches)
Sow Seeds 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
Plant Out 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.
Conditions Required 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.
Princess Elizabeth likes a long cool spring and protection from wind... but keep away from the heat of stone and brick walls. Water thoroughly in dry spells and feed to keep the flowers going.
Flower Production Buckets of scented sophisticated flowers from June to September.
Keep picking and dead heading to prolong flowering.
Picking 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.
Planting Combinations Sweet Peas are some of the best annual climbing flowers that you can grow. You will be amazed at how many flowers are produced. Princess Elizabeth makes a great show on it's own and also works well growing with other Sweet Peas in shades of white, cream and peach.
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