John Gray Sweet Pea Seedlings

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Misc RHS AGM
Area Coastal Areas, Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Colour Pink (Light)
Type Rootrained, Seedling
Also Good Fragrant
Flowering May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Lathyrus odoratus John Gray

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John Gray Sweet Pea

Unfortunately, as sometimes happens, John Gray failed to set viable seed for this year. Pink Pearl is very close indeed, and we would recommend it as a good substitute. Otherwise, have a look through our list of sweet peas.

For aficionados of Spencer sweet peas, John Gray is exceptional. It takes all the Spencer characteristics and then exaggerates them. Thus, its flowers are up to 6 cm in diameter, and you might find 3-4 flowers per stem which will happily be anything up to 35cm long in itself. The rounded wings are wavy and spread out from an equally round and wavy standard petal. Each is white with pale pink washed over it, as if someone has picked up a watercolour brush and anointed each petal. It is free flowering and utterly beautiful with a good, lingering but not over-powerful scent.

An Exhibitionist

With generous proportions like this, you know that you are onto a winner in the Exhibition stakes with John Gray. And bear in mind that florists would die for guaranteed long, straight stems like this so that you can use John Gray and his lovely fragrance in much larger arrangements than is the norm with sweet peas. He would look handsome in combination with lavender blue Solitude and White Supreme. Probably a little vigorous for pots, but would teeter well at the top of an arch in your garden and look magnificent trailed up through a climbing rose.

Features of John Gray Sweet Peas

  • Colour: pink wash on a white ground
  • Stem: extra long - up to 35 cm
  • Height: over 2m
  • Type: Spencer
  • Scent: Good
  • Flowering: May - August
  • Planting Months: March-April
  • Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit 

Man to Man

John Gray was bred and introduced commercially in 2009 by Roger Parsons, who holds the National Collection of Sweet Peas and is the fount of all knowledge on the subject. It won its Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit the same year.

  • Small Box

    Small box

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    £7.20

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  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to
    1.2m & plants in p9 pots)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

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  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

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  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroot plants and trees
    over 1.2 metres in height)

    £18.00

    including VAT per order

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  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)

    £60.00

    including VAT per order

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

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