A dramatic dark stripe Spencer sweet pea in burgundy with a white ground.
This is my favourite variety for cutting, it is almost monotone in appearance so goes well with most colours. It’s streaks of colour create a painterly effect which breaks up the solid colours of other flowers.
Height: 1.8m to 2.5m
Sown to Grown: 20 weeks
Min. 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.