Finnriver Sweet Pea
Antique flowers with a delicious perfumy scent.
Sweet peas were discovered by a Sicilian gardener in the late 1600s; he followed his nose, and their fragrance beckoned. By the early 20th Century, they were one of the most sought-after flowers for English gardeners. Breeding these flowers for color, size, ruffle, and adaptation to different climates became the rage. But something happened along the way: their fragrance faded. Let the heady perfume of this mix return you to the days when sweet peas weren't just for show but were also for smell!
Sweet peas are not the same as edible garden peas, in fact, they are toxic. Do not consume!
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Sow seeds outdoors early, as soon as the soil can be worked. Sweet peas only thrive in cool months, don't delay when planting them. 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.
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Art by JoAnn Axford. The smoky crackles in JoAnn's pot emanate from the blooms, as does the heady fragrance of this mix of fragrant sweet peas, which tempts us to lean in and inhale. Her pots are vessels for her wish to preserve the natural world.