Sweet Pea Seed – Lord Nelson

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Lord Nelson’

This antique climber packs a punch in colour and scent.

£3.50 Min. 15 seeds per pack


With dark blue flowers and powerful scent to add elegance to your outdoor space, it’s no wonder the Lord Nelson is a popular now as when it was first introduced to English gardens over a century ago.

We first started growing this glorious variety over 10 years ago and are still enamoured; you’ll find it blooming amongst our rows of our antique sweet peas in the Gardens’ Pickery.

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:

  • Perfect for 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.

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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