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Characteristics: Annual 180 cm
Seeds per packet: 12
Early flowering Solstice Sweet Pea's are varieties that have been bred to flower when the day length is shorter.
This variety produces attractive large rose-pink flowers which are highly scented.
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.