America Sweet Pea Seedling Plants

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General Info RHS AGM
Shade Full Sun
Area Coastal Areas, Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained
Colour Red/Crimson
Type Rootrained, Seedling
Ornamental Fragrant, Repeat Flowering
Flowering May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Lathyrus odoratus America

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America Sweet Peas

Just like apple pie, America sweet pea is a patriotic floral outpost with wonderful red stripes on a white background. The stripes are known as flakes where a darker shade is striped or 'flaked' over a paler shade. America's flakes are more like a subtle splattering of cherry red rather than the prison pyjama stripes you might be imagining. It is heavily perfumed and even boasts a notably erect flag petal. America is firmly in the old-fashioned camp being an heirloom variety where you will see lots and lots of gorgeous 3 cm flowers that just keep on coming so long as you keep picking them. Gradually the stems become shorter with age, but the flowers retain their beauty and intense fragrance to the end.

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Features

  • Colour: red and white
  • Stem: medium
  • Height: 1.8 m
  • Type: Heritage Grandiflora
  • Scent: Good
  • Flowering: May to October
  • Planting Months: March-June
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit 

Growing

America would look fantastic in pots underplanted with red geraniums on a terrace. Support it in a border with Salvia 'Hot Lips' which has a similar bi-coloured flower, and if you really wanted to get all American you could intersperse some lovely blue cornflowers or grow another American sweet pea, the pale blue Flora Norton. That way you have a ready-made posy when you need something for the kitchen table. We also like the idea of growing America with the pure red Edward V11. When using sweet peas as cutting flowers try to pick them early in the morning and leave them in a bucket of cold water before arranging them.

Did You Know? 

America was given its RHS AGM in 1995 almost a hundred years after it was first introduced onto the market by Vaughan, having been raised in California by Mr Morse.

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Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
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