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This favorite flower is famous for its quick blooms and sweet fragrance. The brilliant pink flowers are a delight both in the garden and brought inside for fabulously-fragrant bouquets. (Lathyrus odoratus)

Zones 1 - 10
Advantages
Fragrant
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size Up to 24 inches
Bloom Time Summer
SKU LAOG

Actually native to Italy, the famous garden Sweet Pea is usually considered a garden flower. We carry it due to popular demand – many wildflower gardeners have asked for it, to add brilliant color to their annual wildflower seed plantings. This flower is also frequently planted strictly to cut – it’s wonderful fragrance and beautiful blooms are perfect for bringing inside to enjoy.

Kids love this flower, and often plant it in "their own" gardens. Sweet Pea’s quick and fragrant blooms excite them and make it a great flower for their first garden.

Associated SKUs
LAOG
LAOQP (1/4 Pound)
LAOLB (1 Pound)
Common Name Sweet Pea
Botanical Name Lathyrus odoratus
Seed Life Cycle Annuals
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height Up to 24 inches
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 136 sq ft.
1 lb covers 545 sq ft.
Seeds Per Pound 5,400
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Native To Europe
Native To Europe
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Advantages Fragrant, Cut Flowers, Extended Blooms
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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American MeadowsSweet Pea Seeds
 
2.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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2.0

Flowerless Peas

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from Cincinnati, OH

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Small In Size
  • Unattractive

Best Uses

  • Outdoors

Comments about American Meadows Sweet Pea Seeds:

These peas never flowered. I grew them in a number of locations to help improve the soil with their nitrogen fixing capability. However, I was hoping for some colorful flowers. These peas grew to about four inches high, maybe a little taller, and then got lost in the pollinator mix I planted them with. There was plenty of light on this patch of poor clay soil. I really thought the peas would help, but put they just petered-out. I bought a small amount as a test, before seeding a larger area, and I am glad I did so I did not waste my money.

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  • Personal
 
1.0

Poor germination and flowering

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from San Francisco, CA

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        Comments about American Meadows Sweet Pea Seeds:

        Pretty poor germination, even after being soaked in water overnight. For those few that germinated, very poor flowering as well. Very disappointed.

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        • Personal

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great subject to specialise in for shows

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        from North east texas.

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        Pros

        • Fragrant
        • Long Bloom Time
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

        • Needs Extensive Watering
        • Requires Gardening Experience

        Best Uses

        • Trained Up Strings

        Comments about American Meadows Sweet Pea Seeds:

        These seeds, need to be at least soaked for 48 hrs, or lightly chipped to aid germination. They do best in a soil that has been double dug [2spits deep] and a lot of paper, rags, sawdust etc added to bottom spit and then covered.Manure is then added and finally cvovered with top soil. I remember my dad even cutting up an old bicycle frame, burying it and then throwing tin cans down there as well. They do best trained up strings or poles. High labour time tying up daily, keeping watered, pinching out and daily harvesting, produces award winning blooms, which smell magnificent. Cut blooms daily for best results. Do these tips and your rewards will be extremely satisfactory.

         
        1.0

        "Does not bloom"

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        from Albany, NY

        About Me 1st year at this, Getting Started

        Pros

        • Easy to grow

        Cons

        • Never bloomed

        Best Uses

        • Containers
        • Raised Beds

        Comments about American Meadows Sweet Pea Seeds:

        I don't think I will try sweet peas next year. They never bloomed, a bit disappointed.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        None came up that I could find

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        from Tennessee

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              Comments about American Meadows Sweet Pea Seeds:

              I really wanted these and scattered them profusely in my meadow last Fall/Early Winter. But, nothing came up that I could see. Other flowers did, but I didn't see any sweet pea plants or flowers at all. These are beautiful in the photos and I've heard they smell great. Maybe I'll be brave enough to take another chance on them sometime; I don't know what happened.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              So Vibrant

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              from Lincolnton, NC

              Pros

              • Fragrant

              Cons

              • Needs Extensive Watering

              Best Uses

              • Cut Flowers

              Comments about American Meadows Sweet Pea Seeds:

              This sweet pea is so beautiful!! But this year NC weather is just a little too hot so it requires alot watering but other than that it is stunning!!

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              USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

              To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

              • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
              • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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