Sweet Pea Henry Eckford new

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Spectacular bright orange flowers are freely produced on moderate growth with 3-4 good sized flowers per stem.

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Sweet Pea Henry Eckford new

Sweet Pea Henry Eckford new. An unusual and stunning Heirloom variety introduced by Henry Eckford in 1906. Spectacular bright orange 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 new

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.