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Sweet Pea Seeds - Capricorn
£1.79
Sweet Pea Seeds - Capricorn

Sweet Pea Seeds - Capricorn

Lathyrus odoratus

Introduced last year, this is the ‘Rolls Royce’ of sweet peas. Technically it qualifies as a ‘modern’ grandiflora, where breeders have worked to increase the size of the flowers without sacrificing the key benefits of numbers of flowers and delicious, distinctive perfume. Capricorn has the widest colour range of this type currently available, with long flower stems ideal for cutting for use in vases and bouquets. HHA/HA - Half hardy annual/Hardy annual. Scent Key - 3  (High scent). Grandiflora/Heirloom type.

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The widest colour range of any "modern grandiflora"

Introduced last year, this is the ‘Rolls Royce’ of sweet peas. Technically it qualifies as a ‘modern’ grandiflora, where breeders have worked to increase the size of the flowers without sacrificing the key benefits of numbers of flowers and delicious, distinctive perfume. Capricorn has the widest colour range of this type currently available, with long flower stems ideal for cutting for use in vases and bouquets. HHA/HA - Half hardy annual/Hardy annual. Scent Key - 3  (High scent). Grandiflora/Heirloom type.

You would think from the name that these types were large flowered, but strangely this is not the case. It is more a case of smaller blooms than the Spencer types but far more of them, mostly 5-6 flowers per stem. Easy to grow and excellent for colour in the garden, the highly fragrant blooms are also good for cutting.

Resistance to Disease:False

Seeds:False

Bulbs:False

Shrubs:False

Tree:False

Plants:False

Aftercare - Easy:False

Aftercare - Moderate:False

Aftercare - High:False

Scented:False

Height:150-200cm

Cut Flower:False

Edible Flower:False

Organic:False

Good For Dried Flowers:False

Drought Resistant:False

RHS Award of Garden Merit:False

Vegetables recommended by the NIAB:False

Award Winners in Fleuroselect Trials:False

Likes Acidic Soil:False

Containers:False

Hanging Baskets:False

Beds & Borders:False

Rockeries:False

Climbers:False

Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:False

Prefers Full Sun:False

Grows in Sun or Partial Shade:False

Grows in Sun or Shade:False

Partial or Full Shade:False

Shade:False

F1 Variety:False

Hardy Annual:False

Half Hardy Annual:False

Greenhouse Annual:False

Hardy Biennial:False

Greenhouse Biennial:False

Hardy Perennial:False

Tender Perennial:False

Half Hardy Perennial:False

Greenhouse Perennial:False

Shrub:False

Butterflies:False

Birds:False

Bees:False

Sow in pots or boxes in greenhouse/frame January-February and plant seedlings out in April after hardening them off. Alternatively sow April-May outdoors 1.5cm (½") deep and 7.5cm (3") apart. Transplant or thin out later to 23cm (9") apart. The finest sweet peas are obtained from sowings made in pots September-October. Young plants are wintered in a cold frame, and planted out 30cm (12") apart in March or April for flowers late May-August.

Ideal climber. Scented. Attractive to bees. Suitable for cutting. Prefers full sun. Some varieties have hard black seeds and we advise soaking them in water for eight hours before sowing.

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