Sweet Pea Spencer Black Diamond
Item Number: 76614
Sweet Peas are an easy flower to grow, they are undemanding and pretty well disease free but like all plants they will benefit from good treatment.
Black Diamond has an average scent but its magnificence is in its colour which is a very dark shade of maroon, possibly the darkest shade of a Spencer type, hence the naming of this variety.
Seed Count: 20
WHEN TO SOW
September to April
WHERE TO SOW
September sowings in flowering site 2cm (1") deep. Later sowings in pots, five seeds in each. October and November sowings in a cold frame. January sowings in an unheated glasshouse. March sowings in a cold frame. April sowings direct in flowering site.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Glasshouse raised seedlings should be hardened off during March. Plant out pot grown seedlings in the flowering site 15cm (6") apart in April. Thin direct sown seedlings to 10cm (4") apart. Pick flowers regularly to encourage new growth.
Late June to September
Provide sturdy support for plants. After a good rain a mature plant will be very heavy.