The deep, rich color of 'Beaujolais' is sensational paired with pastel sweet peas. Spencer-type sweet peas have large flowers and sturdy, long stems which makes them ideal for bouquets and table-top arrangements. They also bloom over a longer period, sometimes into fall, where summers are mild.
Botanical Name: Lathyrus odoratus
Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual
Plant Dimensions: Long-day annual sweet peas start blooming after the spring equinox, as days lengthen, and continue as long as nights are cool, and days are not intensely hot.
Variety Information: 1″–2″ deep burgundy flowers with ruffled petals.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: Blooms spring/summer
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. Cold Climates: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or as soon as the soil can be worked. Mild Climates: Late fall to early winter for spring bloom. Ideal soil temperature is 55°–65°F.
When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Sow in biodegradable pots and grow in cool conditions (55°–65°F).
Days to Emerge: 10–21 Days
Seed Depth: 1″
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6″
Thinning: When 3″ tall, thin to 1 every 6″