Sweet Peas

This page lists many of the sweet pea cultivars that feature in articles I have written for pumpkinbeth.com

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Lathyrus odoratus ‘Almost Black’ is a Modern Grandiflora Sweet Pea cultivar; a recent introduction, which was raised and introduced by the renowned Plant Breeder, Keith Hammett, in Auckland, New Zealand. This is certainly the darkest coloured sweet pea I know.  Lathyrus odoratus ‘Almost Black’ plants…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Annie B. Gilroy’ was bred by the renowned sweet pea breeder, Henry Eckford.  This sweet pea cultivar was introduced for the first time in 1907.  A delightfully vivid flowered sweet pea cultivar, Lathyrus odoratus ‘Annie B. Gilroy’ plants produce vibrantly coloured, cerise-magenta coloured…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Aphrodite’ is a sweet pea cultivar with large white, wavy flowers.  This annual climber was introduced by Unwins back in 2011. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Aphrodite’ is a very vigorous sweet pea cultivar, that produces a great many white blooms on each of its flowering…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘April in Paris’ is a Modern Grandiflora sweet pea cultivar that produces ivory-cream coloured flowers, which feature a gently wavering narrow picotee edge of a mauve-pink colouration and become more suffused with the same tone of mauve as the blooms age. This is…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Betty Maiden’ is a Spencer sweet pea cultivar.  It’s a lovely variety with delightfully fragrant blooms.  The flowers’ particular colouration is known as a blue stripe on a white ground – this sweet pea’s ivory coloured petals feature purple-blue veining and a purple-blue…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Black Knight’ is an Old Fashioned sweet pea cultivar that was introduced by the renowned sweet pea breeder, Henry Eckford, in 1898.  Plants produce rich maroon-purple coloured flowers.  Lathyrus odoratus ‘Black Knight’ small sized flowers are borne on stems holding two, three, or…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Charlie’s Angel’ is a Spencer Sweet Pea cultivar, which was raised by Charles Hamner and introduced for sale in 1990.  The Royal Horticultural Society awarded ‘Charlie’s Angel’ an Award of Garden Merit in 1993, which has been retained ever since.  Lathyrus odoratus ‘Charlie’s…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Countess Cadogan’ is an Old Fashioned Sweet Pea cultivar, which produces violet-blue bi-coloured flowers.  This charming sweet pea cultivar was bred by the renowned sweet pea breeder, Henry Eckford; this sweet pea was first introduced in 1899. I’ve grown the flower you see…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Cupani’ is often referred to as the original sweet pea, as its appearance is very similar indeed to the sweet pea form that was discovered by a Sicilian monk named Francis Cupani, back in the 1690s.   Modern sweet pea cultivars descend from this…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Dorothy Eckford’ is an Old Fashioned Sweet Pea cultivar, that was grown by the famous sweet pea breeder, Henry Eckford, and introduced in 1903.  Henry Eckford named this sweet pea cultivar after his daughter, Dorothy. It’s amazing to think that well over 100…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Earl Grey’, was the first bicoloured flaked sweet pea cultivar.  These sweet pea flowers have a very striking appearance; I guess it’s one of those plants that you either love or hate!  Lathyrus odoratus ‘Earl Grey’ flowers feature standard petals that are splashed…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Frances Kate’ is a Spencer sweet pea cultivar with flowers that feature a deep blue stripe, on a white ground.  This is quite a striking flower that makes a real impact in the garden.  A tall, climbing plant this sweet pea will need…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Gwendoline’ is an incredibly very popular Spencer sweet pea cultivar.  Plants produce very pretty, rose pink flowers, on a white ground. If you want to see how floriferous Lathyrus odoratus ‘Gwendoline’ is you can see how well this particular cultivar performed in my…

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Ida King’ is a sweet pea cultivar that produces pretty, lavender-pink coloured flowers.  This is a tall climbing sweet pea that will require a 2.4m (8ft) wigwam or support framework. You can discover how Lathyrus odoratus ‘Ida King’ performs in my 2016 Sweet…

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…

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