Sweet Pea: Queen of Night Heirloom by Renee's Garden
Heirloom Sweet Peas: Queen of the Night
EXCLUSIVE - Our special heat-tolerant and very fragrant blend of named antique varieties gives you a stunning display of heritage sweet peas in deep shades reminiscent of a midsummer’s eve. Included are “Captain of the Blues” (mauve-blue), “Cupani” (bicolor blossoms of maroon and lilac), “Lord Nelson” (navy blue), “King Edward VII” (deepest crimson) and “Miss Willmott” (salmon-pink). Their vines with rich colored blossoms will cloak a fence or arbor and provide luminous bouquets with an ambrosial perfume.
ANNUAL CLIMBING VINE
EASIEST TO START OUTDOORS
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 winter areas, where the ground does not freeze, plant in fall after Labor Day; seeds will germinate and form strong root systems, then overwinter to bloom strongly in spring. Plant seeds 1 inch deep and 2 to 3 inches apart. When seedlings are 2 inches tall, thin them 4 to 5 inches apart, to allow plants room to mature.