Sweet Pea - Miss Willmott
This is an attractive, smaller flowered heirloom variety dating back to 1901 and very rarely offered. The stunning orange/pink bicoloured blooms make a wonderful display growing up an obelisk or trellis as well as adding fragrance to the garden. It is superb for arches, trellis or obelisks.
Sow October to January indoors, or March to April outdoors. Soak seeds overnight in warm water before sowing, 1cm deep, 3 seeds per 7.5cm pot, in free draining, damp seed compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and place at 20-25C until after germination which takes 7-21 days. Do not exclude light. Spring sowings can be sown outdoors, 2.5cm deep, in drills 7.5cm apart. Overwinter October sown plants in cooler conditions such as a cold frame, before planting out 23-3cm apart in the spring into soil which was improved with organic matter during the autumn, and has warmed up. Water freely in dry weather. Remove faded flowers regularly.