Heathcliff Sweet Pea 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 Blue (Medium)
Type Rootrained, Seedling
Ornamental Fragrant, Repeat Flowering
Flowering May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Lathyrus odoratus Heathcliff

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Heathcliff Sweet Peas

Swarthy, brooding, mysterious and, yes, just a little bit dramatic, Heathcliff is a sweet pea you'll be tempted to grow in your borders. That deep royal purple-blue is a colour that works in every style of garden, while the long, strong stems make Heathcliff ideal for cutting and bringing indoors. The scent is powerful, almost overwhelming. Plus it has an Award of Garden Merit from the RHS, so like its namesake, it's sure to sweep you off your feet in its short life (without the part where it torments and destroys most of the people at Thrushcross Grange, we hope). 


  • Colour: deep blue-purple
  • Stem: long
  • Height: 1.8m
  • Type: Grandiflora
  • Scent: hugely scented
  • Flowering: June-September
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Growing Heathcliff Sweet Peas

In the garden, you are best following a few simple rules with sweet peas. Give them sun, so south or west facing, plant in really good, rich soil, train the new growth into supports such as canes or an arbour, and don't let them dry out. Once your sweet peas are flowering, give them a high-potash feed every week or two, and they'll flower their socks off from June until September, or even beyond - as long as you remove any seeds that form and keep on cutting the flowers to bring indoors for vases. They really are brilliant value, in terms of sheer joy, ease and the weeks of colour and scent they bring.

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*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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