Sweet Pea Henry Eckford

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Sweet Pea Henry Eckford. An unusual and stunning Heirloom variety introduced by Henry Eckford in 1906. Spectacular bright orange/ pink flowers are freely produced on moderate growth with 3-4 good sized flowers per stem. Best grown in part shade to prevent flower scorch in hot weather.

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Sweet Pea Henry Eckford 

Sweet Pea Henry Eckford. An unusual and stunning Heirloom variety introduced by Henry Eckford in 1906. Spectacular bright orange/ pink flowers are freely produced on moderate growth with 3-4 good sized flowers per stem. Best grown in part shade to prevent flower scorch in hot weather.

Cultivation Advice Sweet Pea Henry Eckford 

Days To Germination: 10-14 days

Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 70F

Planting Depth:  ½ -1 inch

Spacing , Seed: 1 inch

Spacing, Plant: 6-12 inches

Plant Height:  4-5 feet

Light: Part Shade

  • Seed is best started  undercover from 4-6 weeks before last frost in pots, thinning to individual plants when large enough (transplant the thinnings).  Cover seeds with 1 inch of soil.
  • Soaking seeds overnight can aid germination, although not essential.
  • Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
  • Pinch the top of the growing shoot out when 2 inches high to encourage stronger side shoots.
  • Transplant when young seedlings are about 2 inches high and after all danger of frost has passed. Space 6-12 inches apart.
  • Provide netting or trellis for support when plant is 3-6 inches tall.
  • Please note, especially around children – these seeds are poisonous if ingested.