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Sweet Peas: Lathyrus odoratus 'Explorer Mix'

Botanical name: Lathyrus odoratus 'Explorer Mix'

Common name: sweet-pea

also known as (vetchling)

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Sweet Peas: Lathyrus odoratus 'Explorer Mix'
Sweet Peas: Lathyrus odoratus 'Explorer Mix'
Sweet Peas: Lathyrus odoratus 'Explorer Mix'
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Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Zones: 8a thru 11a


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With early blooming flowers and the most beautiful color range, this seed mix of 'Explorer' sweet-peas is one of the best short, non-climbing sweet-peas, perfect for beds and borders. The bushy 2 _ foot plants soon bear beguiling, dainty winged blossoms with exquisite honeyed fragrance in entrancing rich hues of deep rose, lavender, salmon, mid-blue, rose crimson, pink, scarlet and white. Flower stems are long enough to cut for long lasting perfumed bouquets. Sweet-peas bloom best before the weather gets too hot, so if spring planting, sow as soon as the ground can be worked, especially in regions where summer heat comes on fast. Be sure to protect young seedlings from their most common predators: birds, slugs and snails, especially if fall planting. Non-climbing, 2 _ foot tall 'Explorer Mix' needs no support and can be planted along a walk or in flower borders or beds. Mulch and keep well-watered for best flower production. For longest blooming season, keep faded blossoms cut. - edited by dtd pbcouchman

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