Sweet Pea Seed – Earl Grey

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Earl Grey’

One of our favourite sweet peas to grow…

£4.00 Min. 15 seeds per pack


A very pretty sweet pea with an old fashioned name and air but only introduced to the UK in 2014. The two tone (or bicoloured) flaked flowers are large and well scented. Trialled by us in 2023, it made a sturdy plant that provided flowers for cutting for months. Sweet pea ‘Earl Grey‘ has made it on to our list of favourite sweet peas and we plan to grow it with 40 others in the gardens over the next few years.

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.

Perfect for:

  • Perfect for flower beds in the open or against a sunny wall
  • Cottage 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.

Dig deeper into the secrets of growing sweet peas with our gardening stories.

Best for Cutting

Best For Scent

Heritage Type

When to plant

From January to January

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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