Sweet Pea Seed – Butterfly

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Butterfly’

Delivers lilac hooded flowers and a delicate scent.

£3.50 Min. 15 seeds per pack


This delicate sweet pea – first introduced in the second half of the nineteenth century – grows on a very bushy plant that is surprisingly tall for a Grandiflora or heritage variety. Endlessly reliable, the Butterfly sweet pea produces beautiful green buds that unfold into lilac hooded flowers with a memorable scent.

All you need to know about to get sowing and start growing… 

Height: About 1.7m

Where to plant:

Flower beds in the open or against a sunny wall.

Perfect for:

  • Cottage gardens
  • Courtyard gardens
  • Cut flower gardens
  • Especially good for large 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.

Dig deeper into the secrets of growing sweet peas with our gardening stories.


Best for Garden Decoration

Best For Scent

Heritage Type

When to plant

From November to March

Undercover or in Spring directly into the ground or pots. Protect seeds from mice.


From May to September

Depending on when sown.

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