Bred by Roger Parsons, the national collection holder of sweet peas, Frances Kate is an endlessly reliable variety. With delicate white flowers adorned with a navy-blue stripe, this sweet pea is ideal for cutting, letting you fill your home with floral colour all summer long. Try growing Frances Kate with strong-coloured sweet peas such as Joyce Stanton for maximum impact.
All you need to know about to get sowing and start growing…
Height: About 1.8m
Where to plant:
Flower beds in the open or against a sunny wall.
- Cottage gardens
- Courtyard gardens
- Cut flower gardens
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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