Little Sweetheart is not your usual vining, climbing sweet pea, but a dwarf, bush type with profuse, lightly scented, small flowers in red, pink, white, rose, purple, lilac, and blue. Try something different for hanging baskets, patio containers, window boxes or the front of a border.
Botanical Name: Lathyrus odoratus
Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual
Plant Dimensions: 8″–14″ tall
Variety Information: ¾”–1¼” flowers in red, pink, white, rose, purple, lilac, and blue.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: Spring/summer
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant
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 early spring bloom. Ideal soil temperature is 55°-65°F
When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost. Sow in biodegradable pots and grow in cool conditions (55°F?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″