Sweet Pea Seed – Indigo King

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Indigo King’

Vibrant violet and burgundy petals to make your planting sing.

£4.00 Min. 15 seeds per pack


Introduced by the so-called ‘Father of the Sweet Pea’ Henry Eckford in 1885, Indigo King will dazzle you with its vibrant violet and burgundy petals. A heritage variety with three, occasionally four dainty flowers to a stem, Indigo King gives off a glorious scent and is, in our opinion, a better option than Matucana.

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

Height: About 1.5m

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 Containers

Best For Scent

Heritage Type

Wow Factor Sweet Peas

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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