Old Spice Mix Sweet Pea
Fill your home with color and fragrance with this gorgeous heirloom mix. The fragrance seems to be more powerful than that of Knee High Fragrant Mix. Includes stunning dark rich single and bicolors that I had never seen before in sweet peas. One bicolor was a rich lavender hood with a deep wine lower lip. Three-foot plants with 8 inch long stems make this a great bloom to display in the house. Sweet peas are not edible, all parts are poisonous.
Germination: 7-14 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 55-65ºF, soaking seeds overnight aid the germination
Seed Planting Depth: Sow ½” deep
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before transplanting outdoors in early to mid-spring. Provide 65-75ºF soil temperatures until germination. Transplant 4-6” apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow outdoors in early spring
Growth Habit: Vining, climbing
Height and Width: 3-4’
Spacing: 4-6” apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Fertile, moist but well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: Blooms in 75-85 days
Uses: Cut flowers, containers, grow on fences, walls, trellises, and arbors, attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Care: Grows best in cool mild climates, mulching helps keep roots cool and moist. Pinch to encourage branching, harvest often to encourage more flowers. Amend the soil with compost before transplanting. Apply a liquid fertilizer every 3-4 weeks