Flora Norton is a clear, blue sweet pea with unusually large wing petals that are translucent and slightly veined, reminiscent of butterfly wings. It is an exceptional sweet pea for its productivity - it will climb up to two and a half metres if you allow it to do so - and will continue to produce hundreds of small, perfectly formed flowers so long as you can keep up with the picking of them. As one of the most loved heritage varieties its scent is just astonishing and this with its aquamarine good looks ensure that it remains one of the most popular sweet peas around. It has relatively short stems - just right for a posy on a bedside table. There are plenty of longer stemmed varieties in the rest of our range of sweet pea seedlings for sale.
Many English gardens abound with wonderful blues, lilacs and purples and Flora Norton contributes enormously to the blue symphony if grown on canes in the centre of any herbaceous border to float height and shimmering colour above the perennials. She is perhaps a little vigorous for the average pot but she would look marvellous in a large, lead urn with suitable support. There is an orchestra of blue sweet peas to combine with our first violin Flora Norton - from handsome, deep blue Lord Nelson to the wafty Albutt Blue or stick to other gentler shades like the Spencer variety Solitude with frilly, lavender coloured flowers.
A sweet pea that hails from California, Flora Norton was introduced by Morse Vaughan way back in 1905 and has been cherished for its glowing colour and especially large wings.