King Edward VII, introduced in 1903, is an annual sweet pea with vivid red, strongly-scented flowers. Although often described as crimson, we think there’s a healthy dose of magenta in these majestic blooms. Over 100 years later, this regal sweet pea remains prize-worthy and is awarded an AGM by the Royal Horticultural Society. We never tire of growing it in our gardens each year.
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.
- 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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