Renee's Garden - These long-stemmed, softly frilled sweet peas come down the garden aisle decked out in glorious pure white blossoms, four to six on each long stem, all with lovely ruffled petals. We import this premier award-winning variety from England because it has outstanding form and garden performance and carries an enchanting fragrance reminiscent of jasmine and orange blossoms. You will enjoy Royal Wedding’s beauty and enticing perfume indoors and out over a long season of bloom.
Pollinators & Beneficials
Annual climbing vine
Instructions - Sweet peas must have well-drained soil, so dig deeply and enrich with aged manure or compost before sowing seeds. Erect a well-anchored trellis, vertical netting, or other support for vines before planting. Sow seeds in full sun in cool early spring weather as early as the ground can be worked. In mild winters, where the ground does not freeze, sweet peas can be planted in fall. Seedlings will form strong root systems, then overwinter to bloom vigorously in spring. Plant sweet pea seeds 1 inch deep and 2 to 3 inches apart. When seedlings are 2 inches tall, thin to 4 inches apart to allow plants room to mature.
Sweet peas bloom best before the weather gets too hot, so if spring planting, sow as soon as the ground can be worked. Where summer heat comes on fast, they’ll appreciate a spot with afternoon shade. Anchor supports well as vines will grow heavy with bloom. Protect seedlings from birds, slugs, and snails. Mulch and keep well watered. For the longest bloom, pick flowers often and keep faded blossoms cut.
- Plant in: March-April for cold winters; September-March for mild winters
- Full sun
- Sow seeds 2-3" apart; 1" deep
- Days to germinate: 12-28 days
- Mature Height: 6-8 feet
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