Luxuriate in the rich blackcurrant shade of the Almost Black sweet pea. Heavily-scented, this variety is an excellent example of a Grandiflora-type with three flowers to a stem. Thanks to its deep purple hue, Almost Black looks particularly striking when grown with Victorian and Edwardian sweet peas such as America or Indigo King.
All you need to know about to get sowing and start growing…
Height: About 1.4m
Where to plant:
Flower beds in the open or against a sunny wall.
- Cottage gardens
- Courtyard gardens
- Cut flower gardens
- Heritage forms of sweet peas with a short, bushy growth like this one are also especially suited to containers.
Capturing the Gardens’ magic in a illustrated seed tin…
Sweet pea seeds grown and harvested with this much care deserve to have a thoughtful container to keep them stable and dry. So we made a fully-recyclable seed tin – decorated with an original Easton Collection design. Created by Ursula Cholmeley and blooming with sweet peas, the design reflects the colours found in the Arts and Crafts motifs of the Edwardian era when sweet peas were as adored at Easton as they are today.
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