Sweet Pea Seeds
Lathyrus odoratus

Grow Sweet Peas from seed. Selection of  over 80 sweet pea seeds for exhibition, gardens, baskets and containers. Sweet Pea Heirloom varieties America, Black Knight, Captain of the Blues, Mrs Collier, Cupani's Original, Dorothy Eckford and Heirloom mixture containing varieties dating back to the 16th century.

Exhibition Varieties

Alan Titchmarsh

Blush Perfume
Burnished Bronze 

Charles Unwin



Pink Panther


Valerie Harrod

Wiltshire Ripple

Winston Churchill

Sweet Peas A-Z
Air Warden
Alan Titchmarsh
Albutt Blue
Almost Black
Andrea Robertson
Annie Gilroy
April in Paris

Black Knight
Blanche Ferry
Blue Ripple
Blue Shift
Blushing Bride
Blush Perfume
Burnished Bronze 


Captain of the Blues

Charles Unwin
Continental Mixed
Crimson Ripple

Cupanis Original
Cupid Mixed All Things Nice
Cupid Mixed
Cupid Mahogany
Cupid Pink

Dorothy Eckford

Evening Glow

Fandango Flakes
Fire and Ice

Flora Norton


Heirloom Mixed
Help for Heroes
Henry Thomas
Henry Eckford
High Scent

Just Jenny

Lady Diana
Lady Grisel Hamilton
Lathyrus Chloranthus
Lathyrus Latifolius
Lathyrus Sativus Azureus
Lathyrus Tingitanus
Lianne marie
Lord Nelson
Lunar Sea


Miss Willmott

Mollie Rilestone
Mrs Bernard Jones
Mrs Collier

Nelly Viner
Nimbus  NEW

Old Spice Mixed

Painted Lady
Perfume Delight
Pink Panther
Prince Edward of York
Prince Of Orange
Purple Prince

Red Arrow
Ripple Formula Mixed

Queen Alexandria

Scentsation Mixed
Singing the Blues
Snoopea Mixed
Solway Sunset
Spencer Waved Mixed
Swan lake

Valerie Harrod
Velvet Crush   Exclusive

Wiltshire Ripple
Winston Churchill


Sweet Pea Velvet Crush   Exclusive   
Sweet pea Velvet crush a mixture of our 3 favourite sweet peas, includes a blue veined apricot flowered variety, the blue veins are more pronounced as the flower ages. A deep maroon nearly black variety and a highly scented cream variety. All the varieties are grandiflora types that are noted for producing highly scented blooms. Keep supported, Ideal for cut flower height up to 2m.

pkt approx 15 seeds

Sweet Pea Velvet Crush


Sweet Pea Help for Heroes
A  mixture of red, mid blue, light blue and purple-blue all nicely scented. From every sale we donate 1.00 to Help for Heroes charity.

pkt approx 35 seeds


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Sowing Temp
Cover Seed
Thick layer of vermiculite
Sow autumn and spring


Sowing Sweet Peas
In mild winters or mild areas sow during October and over winter in cold frame, or in cold areas sow indoors March to April 1cm deep. Chipping seeds (opposite the eye) aids germination. For beautiful blooms throughout the flowering season try to prevent Sweet Peas from setting seed.

CAUTION Sweet Pea seeds are Poisonous: Harmful if eaten

Sweet Pea Heirloom Mixed
A mixture of Heirloom grandiflora Sweet Peas included in the mixture are most of the colours of this type of sweet pea, and contains varieties dating right back to the 16th Century, many of the varieties being highly scented.

pkt approx 15 seeds

Sweet Peas Heirloom Mixed


Sweet Pea Purple Prince
Heirloom sweet pea seeds Purple Prince introduced in 1886 by Henry Eckford. An intense purple and maroon bicolour with up to 4 well placed florets per stem. Height up to 8 feet.

pkt approx 15 seeds





Sweet Pea Purple Prince



Sweet Pea Mrs Collier
Sweet pea seeds Heirloom Mrs Collier Cream coloured flowers dating from 1907

pkt approx 15 seeds




Sweet Pea Mrs Collier seed


Sweet Pea Dorothy Eckford
White flowered heirloom dating back to 1903 RHS Award of Garden Merit

pkt approx 15 seeds


Sweet Pea Dorothy Eckford seeds





Sweet Pea Henry Eckford
Heirloom Henry Eckford sweet pea seeds, orange flowered dating back to 1906

pkt approx 15 seeds




Sweet Pea Henry Eckford



Sweet Pea Painted Lady
Heirloom sweet pea dating back to approx 1737. An old fashioned type with very attractive bi-colour flowers in pink and white with a beautiful strong scented fragrance. This variety dates back to the early 18th Century and is a very popular variety.

pkt approx 15 seeds



sweet pea seeds Painted Lady



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The cultural information should be used as a guide only, I have found a number of different sowing techniques for the same seed from different sources there does not seem to be a standard. With this in mind you should use this website as a guide only, you probably already have a tried and tested way of sowing different seeds. As a rule of thumb the larger the seed size the more cover it requires, and fine seed like Lobelia Begonia etc requires no cover.
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