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SWEET PEA Bijou Mix

Lathyrus odoratus

Stock: Available

$3.50

Family: Fabaceae

Subfamily: Faboideae

Characteristics: Annual climber 60 cm

Seeds per packet: 12

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Dwarf bushy plants are covered with masses of brightly coloured fragrant flowers carried on strong stems. Plants are early blooming, heat resistant and require no staking. Use in borders, window boxes and other containers. One of the best flowers for fragrance.

Traditionally the 17th of March, St Patrick's Day, is the date used as a guide for sowing sweet peas in many parts of Australia.

Pre-treatment: Soak seed in water overnight.

Sow: 25 mm deep.

Tropical climates: Late summer Autumn
Sub-tropical climates: Autumn
Temperate climates: Autumn
Cold climates: Spring or Late summer-mid Autumn.

Germination: 10-14 days.  

Seed can also be started by soaking seed overnight and placing on a moist paper towel and folding over. Put the paper towel with the seed in a plastic bag and place on top of the refrigerator. Check daily for moisture content and any seed that has germinated. Seed should start to germination in 3-5 days after which they can be sown at the required depth.    


      

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