Sweet Pea: Fragrant Rasberry Twirl by Renee's Seeds

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Fragrant Sweet Peas: Raspberry Twirl

(Lathyrus odoratus)
This enchanting old-fashioned Spencer type sweet pea offers long stems of lovely, softly ruffled big blossoms. The large wavy petals are a rich fresh cream color overlaid with markings in soft mauve/raspberry shades.

These fragrant flowers waft a heavenly scent of orange blossoms and honey both indoors and out. The climbing vines bloom vigorously so you can enjoy the flowers in the garden and have an abundance for centerpiece bouquets. 

Seed Count: 30-35 / Weight: 3 gms


Spring/summer bloom
Frost tolerant


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 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 4-5 inches apart to allow plants room to mature.


Sweet peas bloom best when they flower before the weather gets too hot, so if spring planting, sow as early as possible, especially in regions where summer heat comes on fast. Anchor climbing supports well as these vines will grow dense and heavy with bloom. Protect seedlings from birds, slugs and snails. Mulch and keep well watered for best flower production. For longest bloom, remove faded blossoms regularly.