Sweet Pea â€“ Old Spice â€“ King Edward VII
This variety, introduced in the early 1900's, is heavily scented and has crimson flowers.
Sow in September in flowering site around 2cm deep. Sow later in pots or deep modules, such as root-trainers, 2 seeds to a module or 5 seeds to a pot. Place in cold frame to over winter. Sweet peas like moist, fertile soil with good drainage in a sunny spot. Repeated dead-heading prolongs the flowering period.
Warning: Seeds are poisonous!