Sweet Pea - Blue Velvet
The flowers of Blue Velvet are very deep blue, well ruffled. This long stemmed sweet pea makes an ideal choice for cutting. This variety of Spencer type Sweet Pea was first introduced in 1972.
Sow from September to April. September and April sowings can be made in flowering site, 2cm deep. For later sowings, place in pots, with 5 seeds in each. For October, November and March sowings, keep in a cold frame. For January sowings, keep in a heated glasshouse. Glasshouse raised seedlings should be hardened off during March. Plant out pot grown seedlings in the flowering site, 15cm apart in April. Thin direct sown seedlings to 10cm apart. Provide sturdy support for plants. Pick flowers regularly to encourage new growth. Ready to pick from late June to September.