Finnriver Scented Sweet Pea Art Pack

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  • Delicate seeming blooms burst with fragrance.
  • Finnriver Scented Sweet Pea Quatrefoil

Organic Finnriver Scented Sweet Pea Mix Seeds

Lathyrus odoratus
Leggy vines give way to long stemmed, multicolored fragrant blooms.
Art Pack, 50 seeds
Product ID# FL0134A , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

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Detailed Product Info

Plants, books, and art commingle throughout human history like the perfume of the sweet pea hanging in the summer air. To follow the scent of the flowers is like sniffing out a trail that travels back in time. The first appearance of sweet peas in writing and in art was in the late 1600s. Their first penned name was "Lathyrus distoplatyphylos, hirsutus, mollis, magno et peramoeno, flare odoro" or "a type of pea with different broad leaves; hairy, soft, large and delightful, with a blown up scent."  Dr. Casper Commelin published an article along with the first botanical illustration of the pea in his Hort-Medici Amstelodamensis (1697-1701). We've continued this long tradition of capturing this flower in art with this Raku glazed tile. Sweet peas are not the same as edible garden peas, in fact, they are toxic. Do not consume.

Quick Facts
Days to Germination 7-10 days
Days to Maturity 85 days
Planting Depth 1 inch
Spacing in Row 6 inches
Spacing Between Rows 36 inches
Height at Maturity 60 inches
Width at Maturity 1 inch
Growing Instructions

Sweet peas thrive in the cooler months so don't delay in planting them. Start indoors 4-8 weeks before last frost, then transplant about 0-2 weeks before last frost. Prepare garden bed with plenty of compost or manure. Provide sweet peas with good support, they will grow as high as 6' if given proper support, water and fertility. Harvest flowers often to encourage more blooms. If given a good start, sweet peas will keep blooming into the summer months.

About the Art and Artist
Art by JoAnn Axford. As a ceramic artist, JoAnn's pots are about containment and safekeeping. They contain her response to the natural world and her wish for its preservation. It is the beauty of the forms, structures and colors in nature that inspire her. As objects of contemplation, she hopes that her pots will celebrate the beauty and strength of nature and encourage its preservation.