Bring out the beauty in your garden with a sweet pea full of flower. The Route 66 joined our sweet pea stable when we were on the hunt for a plant that could replace a similar variety which had lost some vigour (which means the flowers had become smaller and less wavy.) We couldn’t be happier with the result. This beautiful bi-colour sweet pea produces four or five flowers on the stem, with pretty ruffled edges. Its light scent and bountiful effect make it a stunning sweet pea both on the plant and in a vase.
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
- 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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