Sweet Pea Flower (Lathyrus odoratus) Old Spice Mix
The sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus) is a fantastic flowering climbing plant with intensely fragrant flowers, and originates from the cool mountainous pastures of Sicily in southern Italy, and the Aegean Islands.
Annual climber - growing to a height of 1–2 metres; suitable support is required.
Old Spice is an heirloom mix ranging in colors from bi-color purples, pinks, scarlet, and rose to cream colors. This mix is famous for being a highly fragrant flower that also possesses exceptional heat tolerance. It is said this flower was discovered by an italian monk back in 1699.
Direct sowing is recommended. We recommend that you soak the seeds overnight and then direct sow them in fertile well draining soil in the early spring approximately 2.5 cm deep. Pinch back when 15 cm high and this is the time to install netting or strings for support so they can climb up.
Mulch the plants to keep the roots cool. If you cut the flowers often to prevent seeds from forming and continue cutting, they will keep on flowering until very late in the season!