Sweet Pea Spencer Duchy of Cambridge 30

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A new introduction from New Zealand, also known as “Blue Swift “or “Mother of pearl.  Highly unusual, these flowers open a rich purple and gradually darken to a deep blue, both on the plant and when cut in a vase along with a good strong scent.

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Sweet Pea Spencer Duchy of Cambridge

A new introduction from New Zealand, also known as “Blue Swift “or “Mother of pearl.  Highly unusual, these flowers open a rich purple and gradually darken to a deep blue, both on the plant and when cut in a vase along with a good strong scent.

Cultivation advice Sweet Pea Spencer Duchy of Cambridge

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: Full Sun

  • 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.