Sweet pea is a flower that delights us all summer long with its finely cut flowers.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Lathyrus odoratus
Family : Fabaceae
Type : Vine
Height : 2 to 5 m
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Ordinary
Foliage : Expired -Flowering : Spring, Summer
Sweet peas and its delicate scent is one of the prettiest annuals, adopt it and you will be won over!
Planting, sowing sweet peas
Although sweet peas are not very demanding, he nevertheless likes in a land rather rich to give the maximum.
If you buy your sweet peas in a cup, do not put them in place until the end of spring.
Sweet pea seedlings:
If you want sow your seeds, do a sowing in place from spring for flowering in summer
- If you want to sow before, take the precaution of sow under cover.
- Soak your seeds in water for 12 hours before sowing them to stimulate recovery
It is beneficial to sow some of the seeds under cover in winter and the other in early spring, directly in place. This allows for 2 flowering periods.
Caring for sweet peas
Remove faded flowers as you go to stimulate the arrival of new flowers throughout the flowering period.
- Guide the stems of your sweet peas on their support to help them climb
- Make sure your plant is not invaded by slugs
- In the event of an aphid attack, here is how to fight against aphids
Good to know about sweet peas
Sweet peas, which are found in both annuals and perennials (weather permitting as they are not frost resistant) have very pretty purplish pink flowers.
This fragrant plant adapts perfectly to fences on which it will cling to line a low wall or to form a small hedge of very fragrant color.
To stimulate flowering, put a mulch of cocoa shells.
It is both very aesthetic and at the same time fertilizing!