Sweet Pea Original (The Hammett Collection)
From world-renowed plant breeder Dr. Keith Hammett comes this rare opportunity to savour the delights of the original sweet pea introduced from Sicily 300 years ago. Although the flowers are smaller than many modern sweet peas, their rich colour and unrivalled perfume have no comparison.
- Highly fragrant
- Heritage variety
Choose a sunny, well-drained sheltered position. Work in lime and Yates Blood & Bone before planting. Sow into damp soil beside trellis or support (up to 1.5m) direct where they are to grow. Cover with Yates Seed Raising Mix and firm down. Do not water for a couple of days after sowing.
Support small seedlings with twigs until they can reach trellis. Begin applying Yates Flower & Fruit Soluble Plant Food regularly when buds appear to improve blooming. Protect from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem.
For best results have trellis running in a north-south direction. Use seeds of all sizes as seeds of darker coloured flowers are often small and shrivelled. Pick blooms regularly to promote further flowering. At the end of the season improve soil by digging in these nitrogen-rich plants.