Undoubtably our new favourite navy-toned sweet pea. With four large, richly-coloured ruffled flowers on each of its tall sturdy stems, Joyce Stanton with fellow dark-and-moody shades or contrasted with pastels in a favourite vase. It has a subtle scent, so to maximise the benefits of both, try growing Joyce Stanton with a heritage sweet pea such as Captain of the Blues where you get smaller flowers but a great punch of fragrance.
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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