Sweet Pea - Mammoth Mixed
Sweet Pea - Mammoth Mixed is an Early Multiflora Gigantea Sweet Pea type, with these varieties producing very large, good-quality flowers on long, strong stems.
The Mammoth Mix contains a selection of stunning shades of crimson, cerise, lavender, salmon, deep rose, white rose, blue, rose pink, and salmon pink. The plants are early to flower, heat tolerant and produce well into summer and are great for cut flower bouquets.
|When to sow||January to March, September and October under glass or indoors, April and May sow direct outdoors.|
|Where to sow||Sow indoors or under glass, 2.5cm (1in) deep in compost filled root trainers (or toilet roll inners).|
|Sow direct where they are to flower, preferably in a sunny position , either in a pot or border, 2.5cm (1in) deep and 5cm (2in) apart.|
|What to do next||Harden off seedlings sown indoors or under glass during late March to be planted out in flowering site from April onwards.|
|Thin direct sown seedlings to 10cm (4in) apart.|
|Protect outdoor seedlings from slugs and snails|
|As the plants grow provide support with tall canes or netting. Can grow up to 6ft tall.|
|Pick flowers regularly to encourage new growth.|
|Handy tips||Soak sweet pea seeds in hot water for 24 hours prior to sowing which will soften the seed coating and speed up germination.|
|Deadhead on a regular basis to ensure that flowering continues all summer.|
|Flowering period||May to September.|
|Uses||Ideal for cut flowers with an intense fragrance|