Sweet Pea - Royal Family Mix
Lathyrus odoratusA favorite of hummingbirds, this hardy old-time variety is well loved for it's easy to grow, sweet smelling, multi-colored blossoms. Sweet peas love cool, moist weather and can be planted very early. 6' plants should be trellised or be allowed to cascades over hanging baskets. Don't eat them though, sweet peas are poisonous! Full sun. Annual. (4 Gram Packet)
|Average Seed / oz||Seed / 100' Row||Average Yield / 100' Row||Days to Harvest|
|Planting Season||Ideal Soil Temp||Sun||Frost Tolerance|
|After Last Frost||65-80°F||Full Sun||Frost Sensitive|
|Sowing Method||Seed Depth||Direct Seed Spacing||Seeds Per Packet|
|Mature Spacing||Days to Sprout||Production Cycle||Seed Viability|
Sweet pea is a cool season annual that prefers full sun to partial shade and rich, well-drained soil with moderate moisture.
For best germination, nick the hard seed coat prior to planting. Direct seed outdoors in early spring. Plants will tolerate a light frost. Optimum soil temperature for germination is 65-80˚F. Sow 1" deep and 3" apart. Seeds will sprout in 10-21 days. Thin so mature plants are 6-12" apart.
To reduce disease, avoid overhead watering and do not plant legumes in the same location year after year.