Sweetpea "Lavender-blue" - Lathyrus odoratus.
Energetic and aromatic, creating a romantic atmosphere of a flower garden!
The rich color of the inflorescences of this pea will not leave you indifferent from July to the very frost. It will be an excellent decoration for a flower garden. Suitable for cutting due to long and strong peduncles.
Light-loving and cold-resistant plant.
Seeds germinate at + 15 ° C after 14 days.
A variety with a rich color of inflorescences will add bright colors to your flower garden. Decorate any vertical supports, walls.
Due to its long and strong peduncles, it is very good for bouquets.
Blooms profusely until frost. Sow seedlings in April. Before sowing, it is necessary to slightly break the dense shell of the peas and soak for a day in water. Seeds germinate at a temperature of + 15 ° C after 14 days. Plant in open ground in May-June.
Bloom: July to September.
In Estonia, sweet pea seeds ripen in early September. Seed formation inhibits flowering, so it is better to leave 1-2 plants specifically for breeding, without cutting off the flower stalks from them.
The seeds are rather large, with a hard shell. Before planting, soak them in warm (+ 60 ° C) water and germinate in a humid environment. You can specially carefully cut the shell for quick germination.
Since flowering occurs 2-3 months after germination, plant the seeds in late March - early April in peat pots with a nutritious earthen mixture, one or two or three seeds per hole. For better branching, pinch young plants over the third leaf. The growing period for seedlings lasts about 40 days. In open ground, peas can be planted already in the first decade of May with a distance of 20-25 cm between plants.
The root system of sweet peas is sensitive to damage, and growth does not begin until two weeks later. Therefore, it is better to plant plants with a clod of earth. Sprouted seeds can be planted in the ground in early May, but flowering in this case will come two weeks later. For the most spectacular inflorescences, leave 1-2 of the strongest stems on the plant, and remove the rest.
Pinch the side shoots and part of the antennae regularly so that the plant wastes nutrients to form buds.
Sweet peas are fed twice: the first feeding is carried out at the beginning of the growth of the stems with complex organo-mineral fertilizer, the second - when buds appear, with phosphorus-potassium fertilizer.
Eng.: Sweet pea, sweetpea. Suom.: Tuoksuherne, hajuherne. Sven.: Luktärt.