Deservedly one of our most popular sweet peas, Captain of the Blues is an annual heritage variety with fragrant, delicate flowers in an intense blue-purple hue. Its bushy growth and the number of flowers in generates make this an inspired sweet pea to add to your outdoor sanctuary.
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. Grandifloras like this are particularly effective if grown on a drum of pig netting (as you’ll see if you visit our gardens in the summer).
- 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.
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