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Lathyrus odoratus ‘John Gray’ is a Spencer sweet pea cultivar that produces large, frilly flowers that are coloured with pink over a white ground.  This sweet pea cultivar was raised and introduced by Roger Parsons in 2009. Lathyrus odoratus ‘John Gray’ is a beautiful sweet…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Joyce Stanton’ is a Spencer sweet pea cultivar.  Plants produce large, dark purple-navy blue coloured, lightly fragranced flowers.  This is a tall climbing sweet pea, with self-clinging tendrils that will happily climb up a wigwam or a trellis.  Lathyrus odoratus ‘Joyce Stanton’ plants…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Judith Wilkinson’ is a vibrantly coloured Spencer sweet pea cultivar, which was raised by Bill Truslove.  Roger Parsons introduced Lathyrus odoratus ‘Judith Wilkinson’ in 2008. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Judith Wilkinson’ produces deep, carmine pink flowers, which are ideal for showing, cutting, or garden decoration.…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Juliet’ is a Modern Grandiflora Sweet Pea cultivar, which produces ivory coloured flowers that feature a very delicate, subtle apricot flush over the flower’s petals.  This is a beautiful sweet pea cultivar that produces sweetly scented flowers. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Juliet’ is a hardy,…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Just Julia’ is a Spencer sweet pea cultivar, which was raised and introduced by Roger Parsons, in 2011. This is a very pretty sweet pea.  Lathyrus odoratus ‘Just Julia’ produces very large and beautiful flowers in a mid-blue tone. You can discover how…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Lady Nicholson’ produces magnificent sweet pea blooms, which feature a very attractive mauve stripe on a white ground.  This sweet pea cultivar produces lightly perfumed flowers. This sweet pea cultivar was raised by Graham King. You can see how Lathyrus odoratus ‘Lady Nicholson’…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Marjorie Carrier’ is a Spencer sweet pea cultivar, which produces large, orange-pink coloured, lightly scented flowers.  This is a tall, climbing sweet pea that will easily cover a 2.4m (8ft) wigwam or trellis. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Marjorie Carrier’ was raised by Roger Parsons.

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Matucana’ is an Old Fashioned Sweet Pea cultivar, which produces maroon and magenta bicoloured flowers. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Matucana’ is similar in appearance to Lathyrus odoratus ‘Cupani’, the most noticeable differences being that Lathyrus odoratus ‘Matucana’ is a more recent cultivar, which produces up…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Misty’ produces these pretty flowers; the blooms are flushed with mauve, on a white background.  This sweet pea cultivar was raised by Cecil Leese. This is a tall, climbing sweet pea cultivar.  Lathyrus odoratus ‘Misty’ flowers are delicately fragranced. You can see how Lathyrus…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Mrs Bernard Jones’ is a Spencer sweet pea, with rosey-pink coloured, ruffled blooms.  This sweet pea cultivar was raised by the renowned sweet pea breeder Bernard Jones, it was first introduced in 1981.  Bernard must have been fond of this particular cultivar, as…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Naomi Nazareth’ is a Spencer sweet pea cultivar.  This is a reliable sweet pea, that produces pale blue coloured, scented flowers.  Plants will grow up to around 2.4m (8ft) tall and will happily climb up a tall wigwam, a trellis, or other support…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Nelly Viner’ is an Old Fashioned Sweet Pea cultivar, which produces very small but very pretty, sugar-pink coloured flowers.  This sweet pea was first introduced in 1901.  It was bred by Mr E. Viner, who named this sweet pea for one of his…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Pip’s Cornish Cream’ is a reliable sweet pea cultivar, that produces beautiful, cream coloured flowers. This is a super sweet pea to grow; I would recommend Lathyrus odoratus ‘Pip’s Cornish Cream’ if you’re growing sweet peas for exhibition, for cutting, or to enhance…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Queen of Hearts’ is a Spencer Sweet Pea cultivar.  This is a pretty sweet pea, its particular colouration is known as a pink stripe on a white ground – which means that this sweet pea’s ivory coloured petals feature a pretty pink picotee…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Romeo’ is a Modern Grandiflora Sweet Pea cultivar, which was introduced by Unwins Seeds, in 2000.  This is a lovely sweet pea to grow.  Plants produce white flowers with a purple-blue picotee edge.  One of the best things about this sweet pea is…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Sir Max Hastings’ is a Spencer Sweet Pea cultivar, which was raised and introduced by Somerset growers, Phil and Joyce Kerton, in 2009. I’ve not found my Lathyrus odoratus ‘Sir Max Hastings’ flowers to be fragrant, but many other growers praise this sweet…

Lathyrus odoratus ’Susan Burgess’ is a sweet pea cultivar that produces large flowers in a beautiful, warm blush pink colour; the flowers enrich to salmon pink if grown under glass. I enjoy growing this sweet pea.  I find that the weather and temperature affect the…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘White Frills’ is a Spencer sweet pea cultivar that produces large, white, frilly flowers.  ‘White Frills’ is such a beautiful sweet pea, its blooms are so elegant; it really is stunning! This is a tall, climbing sweet pea that grows up to around…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘White Supreme’ is a white flowered sweet pea that was bred by Bernard Jones and introduced in 1990.  This variety is very popular with exhibition growers and is often seen in village horticultural society flower shows.  A lovely sweet pea to have in…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Wild Swan’ is a beautiful white flowered sweet pea that produces these very pretty frilly flowers.  The blooms are large in size, with an attractive form and quite a nice scent.  This is a good choice of cultivar if you desire sweet peas…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Windsor’ is a Spencer sweet pea cultivar with richly coloured maroon coloured flowers.  This is one of the best maroon coloured sweet peas that you’ll find. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Windsor’ is an annual climber, that will happily grow to around 2.4m (8ft) tall. You…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Alison Valentini’ is a crimson flowered, Non-Tendril type of Sweet Pea.   Non-Tendril Sweet Pea cultivars produce pinnate leaves, with a greater number of leaflets than other Sweet Pea cultivars, but no tendrils.  These Sweet Pea plants cannot anchor themselves securely, so the…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Grandma Butt’ is a Spencer sweet pea cultivar, which produces large, deep rose pink, lightly perfumed flowers.  This is a tall climbing sweet pea that will grow up to 2.4m (8ft) tall.  Plants are self-clinging and need a support framework, like a wigwam…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Kingfisher’ was introduced in 1993 by Peter Grayson.  This Grandiflora sweet pea produces attractive, pastel violet-blue coloured flowers. In the UK, we can sow Lathyrus odoratus ‘Kingfisher’ seeds from September through until April, which gives us plenty of opportunities to grow these wonderful…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Albutt Blue’ is a Modern Grandiflora Sweet Pea cultivar, which was bred by Harvey Albutt.  This sweet pea cultivar was first introduced in 1999.  A fragrant, hardy annual; plants produces pretty, white coloured flowers that are delicately highlighted with a fine mauve-blue coloured…

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