SWEET PEASpencer Ice CreamLathyrus odoratus
Heirloom variety from the Spencer Series. Highly fragrant, lightly ruffled, cream coloured blooms.
These are known as 'late or summer flowering' a they need a least 12 hours of daylight.
For best results grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Feed fortnightly with a high-potash fertiliser when in bloom, and deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.
Type : Hardy AnnualPosition : SunHeight : 200cmQuantity per packet : 15
GrowingSowing method : Direct sow in spring or autumn where they are to grow or start indoors 4-5 weeks before planting out. Requires darkness to germinate so cover seeds well. When to plant : October - November or autumn sow in MarchSpacing : 15cmDepth : 3cmGermination : 14-22 daysDays to maturity : 75
HarvestingFlowers : December - February When to pick : When partially open.Vase life : 4-5 days