Sweet Pea Seed – King Edward VII

Lathyrus odoratus ‘King Edward VII’

A prize-worthy sweet pea with a regal title and hue.

£4.00 Min. 15 seeds per pack


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.

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

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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