Lathyrus odoratus Sweet Pea ‘Almost Black’
Lathyrus odoratus – Sweet Pea ‘Almost Black’
A luscious deep, blackcurrant colour. If you like dark sweet peas it doesn’t get any darker than this one. Knockout scent and good long stems. A weather resistant, decorative sweet pea for both the garden and the vase. Introduced from New Zealand by Dr Keith Hammett.
Height: 1.8m to 2.5m
Sown to Grown: 20 weeks
Approx seeds per packet: 20 seeds
Growing tips: can be sown in the autumn or late winter, I prefer the latter and sow at the end of January, approx 12 weeks before the last frosts. Pinch out the tips to 3-4 pairs of leaves to encourage bushy growth. Grow them on cool in an unheated greenhouse or cold frame. Plant out in April.
Harvesting/Arranging tips: for vase life pick when there are two unopened flowers at the tip.
Vase life:4-5 days, flower food helps to extend it.
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