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 ‘Aphrodite’, is more commonly known as Sweet Pea ‘Aphrodite’.  This annual climber was introduced by Unwins in 2011. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Aphrodite’ is a vigorous Sweet Pea, that produces a large number of white blooms on each of its stems. You can read about how Lathyrus odoratus ‘Aphrodite’ performed in my 2016 Sweet Pea … Continue Reading →

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Betty Maiden’ is a Spencer Sweet Pea.  Its 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 picotee edge. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Betty Maiden’ was raised by Andrew Beane, this cultivar was introduced by Matthewman in 2008.

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Earl Grey’, is more commonly referred to as Sweet Pea ‘Earl Grey’.  This sweet pea has a striking appearance, its flowers are a maroon/violet bicolour flaked on a white ground. This distinctive Sweet Pea was raised by Keith Hammett and introduced by Roger Parsons in 2014. You can read of the performance of … Continue Reading →

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Frances Kate’, is more commonly referred to as Sweet Pea ‘Frances Kate’.  This attractive sweet pea was raised and introduced by Roger Parsons in 2011.  Roger named this lovely sweet pea for his daughter, Frances Kate. The flowers of Lathyrus odoratus ‘Frances Kate’ feature a deep blue stripe on a white ground. You can … Continue Reading →

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Gwendoline’, is more commonly referred to as Sweet Pea ‘Gwendoline’.  This is a very popular variety of Sweet Pea, the flowers that this cultivar produces are a very pretty, rose pink on a white ground. If you want to see how floriferous Lathyrus odoratus ‘Gwendoline’ is you can see how well this cultivar … Continue Reading →

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Ida King’, is more commonly referred to as Sweet Pea ‘Ida King’.  This sweet pea cultivar produces pretty, lavender-pink coloured flowers. You can read of how Lathyrus odoratus ‘Ida King’ performs in my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial, by clicking here.

Lathyrus odoratus ‘John Gray’, is more commonly referred to as Sweet Pea ‘John Gray’.  This sweet pea cultivar was raised and introduced by Roger Parsons in 2009.  Lathyrus odoratus ‘John Gray’ produces very pretty pink flowers on a white ground. Lathyrus odoratus ‘John Gray’ is a beautiful sweet pea, that’s excellent to grow for showing, … Continue Reading →

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Joyce Stanton’ is a Spencer Sweet Pea, which produces large, dark purple-navy blue flowers. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Joyce Stanton’ was bred by Dave Manston, this Sweet Pea cultivar was introduced by Manston in 2009.

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Judith Wilkinson’, is more commonly referred to as Sweet Pea ‘Judith Wilkinson’.  This is a vibrantly coloured sweet pea, which was raised by Bill Truslove, and introduced by Roger Parsons in 2008. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Judith Wilkinson’ produces deep, carmine pink flowers, which are ideal for showing, cutting, or garden decoration. You can see … Continue Reading →

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Just Julia’, is more commonly referred to as Sweet Pea ‘Just Julia’.  This is a pretty sweet pea cultivar, which was raised and introduced by Roger Parsons in 2011. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Just Julia’ produces very large and beautiful flowers in a mid-blue tone. You can read of how Lathyrus odoratus ‘Just Julia’ performs … Continue Reading →

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Lady Nicholson’, is more commonly referred to as Sweet Pea ‘Lady Nicholson’.  This sweet pea cultivar was raised by Graham King. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Lady Nicholson’ produces magnificent Sweet Pea blooms, which have a very attractive mauve stripe on a white ground. You can see how Lathyrus odoratus ‘Lady Nicholson’ performed in my 2016 … Continue Reading →

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Marjorie Carrier’ is a Spencer Sweet Pea, which produces large, orange-pink coloured flowers.  Lathyrus odoratus ‘Marjorie Carrier’ was raised by Roger Parsons.

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Misty’, is more commonly referred to as Sweet Pea ‘Misty’.  This sweet pea cultivar was raised by Cecil Leese. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Misty’ produces pretty, mauve flushed flowers on a white ground. You can see how Lathyrus odoratus ‘Misty’ performed in my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial, by clicking here.

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Naomi Nazareth’, is more commonly referred to as Sweet Pea ‘Naomi Nazareth’.  This is a very reliable sweet pea, that produces pretty, pale blue coloured, scented flowers. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Naomi Nazareth’ was raised and introduced by Roger Parsons in 2009.  This super Sweet Pea produces beautiful, long stemmed flowers that are ideal for … Continue Reading →

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Pip’s Cornish Cream’, is more usually referred to as Sweet Pea ‘Pip’s Cornish Cream’.  This is a reliably floriferous sweet pea, that produces beautiful, cream coloured flowers. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Pip’s Cornish Cream’ really is a super Sweet Pea to grow; I would highly recommend Lathyrus odoratus ‘Pip’s Cornish Cream’ for exhibition, for cutting, … Continue Reading →

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Queen of Hearts’ is a Spencer Sweet Pea, its particular colouration is known as a pink stripe on a white ground – this Sweet Pea’s ivory coloured petals feature a pretty pink picotee edge and pink coloured veins. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Queen of Hearts’ was raised by Roy Tullett, this Sweet Pea cultivar was … Continue Reading →

Lathyrus odoratus ’Susan Burgess’, is more usually referred to as Sweet Pea ‘Susan Burgess’.  This sweet pea cultivar produces flowers which are 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 colour of … Continue Reading →

Lathyrus odoratus ‘White Frills’ is a Spencer Sweet Pea cultivar, which produces large, white, frilly flowers. Lathyrus odoratus ‘White Frills’ was raised by Bill Truslove.  

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Windsor’, is more usually referred to as Sweet Pea ‘Windsor’.  This is one of the best maroon Sweet Peas that you’ll find. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Windsor’ is an annual climber, that produces very dark maroon coloured flowers. You can read about how Lathyrus odoratus ‘Windsor’ performed in my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial, by clicking … Continue Reading →

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 plants need to be secured in place with metal sweet … Continue Reading →

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Grandma Butt’ is a Spencer Sweet Pea, which produces large, deep rose pink flowers.   Lathyrus odoratus ‘Grandma Butt’ was raised by Andrew Beane.  Roger Parsons introduced this Sweet Pea cultivar in 2006.