Sweet Pea

Sweet Peas

(Lathyrus odoratus) We offer a wonderful collection of old heirlooms and many are very fragrant. Plant in early spring, or whenever the weather is cool and moderate. Annual except as noted. Soak seeds 24 hours before planting. Sow in place in early spring into rich, moist soil. Plants thrive in the moderate conditions of spring, and tolerate some low temperatures. In most climates hot summer weather will put a stop to the blooming season. (Warning: The seeds, pods and plants are poisonous!)

Blanche Ferry Sweet Pea

Blanche Ferry Sweet Pea SW104

Beautiful rose-red blossoms are blushed with white. Very profuse bloomer,... Read More
Captain of the Blues Sweet Pea

Captain of the Blues Sweet Pea SW130

Introduced in England by breeder Henry Eckford in 1889. Beautiful bluish-lavender... Read More
Scarlet Mammoth - Sweet Pea

Scarlet Mammoth - Sweet Pea SW167

New! Extravagant, large-flowered type in rich, true scarlet. Extra long... Read More
Blue Streamer - Sweet Pea

Blue Streamer - Sweet Pea SW161

White petals with the merest hint of "blue" flecks, which to me look more... Read More
Henry Eckford Sweet Pea

Henry Eckford Sweet Pea SW158

Named after Mr. Eckford himself. The vines produce loads of spectacular... Read More
Miss Wilmott Sweet Pea

Miss Wilmott Sweet Pea SW118

An English heirloom from 1901. She is one striking sweet pea! Blossoms... Read More
Cupani Original Sweet Pea

Cupani Original Sweet Pea SW131

The original strain of sweet pea, sent to England in 1699 by Franciscus... Read More
Lord Nelson Sweet Pea

Lord Nelson Sweet Pea SW117

Beautiful navy blue flowers are quite stunning! Extra fragrant too. This... Read More
Dwarf Villa Roma White/Rose - Sweet Pea

Dwarf Villa Roma White/Rose - Sweet Pea SW163

Bush habit, unusual for sweet peas. White petals blushed with rose toward... Read More
Janet Scott Sweet Pea

Janet Scott Sweet Pea SW114

Lovely, baby pink blossoms are highly perfumed and are quite beautiful.... Read More
Blue Velvet Spencer - Sweet Pea

Blue Velvet Spencer - Sweet Pea SW162

Another old variety, originally found in the legenday garden of the Earl... Read More
Dorothy Eckford Sweet Pea

Dorothy Eckford Sweet Pea SW132

A wonderful variety that is fragrant and pure white. In 1901 Henry Eckford... Read More
Princess Elizabeth Sweetpea

Princess Elizabeth Sweet Pea SW142

An old favorite, produces lots of fragrant, creamy-pink blossoms. Good... Read More
Prince Edward of York Sweet Pea

Prince Edward of York Sweet Pea SW168

Brilliant-hued Old Spice selection. The large, wondrously perfumed flowers... Read More
America Sweet Pea

America Sweet Pea SW101

Delightful white blossoms are striped with brilliant blood red! A favorite,... Read More
Rose Pink Mammoth Sweet Pea

Rose Pink Mammoth Sweet Pea SW165

Very large, mildly fragrant blooms on long stems, but with a difference:... Read More
Queen Alexandra Sweet Pea

Queen Alexandra Sweet Pea SW125

Startling, bold scarlet blossoms; this variety was bred by Eckford in 1906,... Read More
King Edward VII Sweet Pea

King Edward VII Sweet Pea SW157

Brilliant crimson sweet peas are very fragrant and colorful! Plants produce... Read More
Royal Family Mix Sweet Pea

Royal Family Mix Sweet Pea SW155

A standard old selection; needs to be grown in cool spring weather. The... Read More
Melody Mix Sweet Pea

Melody Mix Sweet Pea SW154

A series of sweet peas bred in Australia by Keith Hammelt. Gorgeous bicolors... Read More
Countess Cadogan Sweet Pea

Countess Cadogan Sweet Pea SW169

Fragrant Old Spice selection in blues. Bluish purple standard with clear... Read More
Flora Norton Sweet Pea

Flora Norton Sweet Pea SW111

Lovely clear light blue flowers that have a powerful fragrance. Introduced... Read More

Butterfly Old Spice Sweet Pea SW105

The Old Spice types carry intense fragrance, and Butterfly is no exception.... Read More
Prince of Orange Spencer - Sweet Pea

Prince of Orange Spencer - Sweet Pea SW164

Late-flowering "multiflora" type, producing large, many-flowered trusses.... Read More
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