Sweet Pea ‘Solstice Crimson’

Lathyrus odoratus

A winter flowering sweet pea that is suitable for sowing and growing year round. Needs only 10 hours of daylight to initiate flowering.

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Sweet Pea ‘Solstice Crimson’

Bred to flower with shorter day lengths, like you would experience during the winter solstice, 'Solstice Crimson' was first introduced in 2008 and has proven itself in both reliability and endurance. Able to withstand temperatures up to 36 degrees Celsius with adequate water, and flowers that do not fade, it is a real show-stopper.

How to grow

Sweet Peas prefers a sunny open position in the garden in a soil enriched with aged compost and decomposed manure. Ideally, soils should have a pH around 7 or above for optimal growth as they dislike acidic soils. Sweet Peas attach readily to any open structure that they can get their tendrils around, from simple wire fencing, to cane tepees and elaborate arbours and lattice work. It is important to set up any support before sowing or transplanting so as to avoid damaging the young seedlings as they establish. Sow seed either insitu, or in trays for transplanting. Direct sowing works very well for spring and summer sowings, while indoor sowing is best in autumn. Protect young seedlings from snails, especially during the cooler months. As they begin to flower, it is important to water regularly during dry periods and pick the flowers to prolong flowering.

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