PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).
|New... very rare species sweet pea!|
|A collector's item! This very unusual small but robust, scrambling perennial sweet pea is native to the Pyrenees and forms a dense mound of attractive, grey-green foliage bearing tendrils and many small, pale-pink, unscented blooms from June well into summer. A deceptively robust plant that will do well in relatively poor soil. Fully hardy. My first plant was given to me by my mother, who said it had come from Jack Elliott, who was a specialist in alpines (which this is not, of course).|
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|Soak seeds for 24 hours, then sow under glass in autumn in a pot of good quality compost, 0.5in/1cm deep. Germination usually takes 7-21 days. Overwinter plants in a cold frame and plant out when danger of frost has passed. Can also be sown direct, but since seeds are rare and expensive this may not be a wise move! Either provide plants with support to encourage upward growth, although this plant rarely reaches more than 24in high - or allow to form a mound. Cut back as required to keep tidy and at the end of the growing season.|