Mrs Collier is one of the most celebrated antique, heritage or heirloom sweet peas because of its outstanding and seductive scent and the masses of primrose yellow buds that open into cream-coloured perfectly proportioned flowers. Being an old-fashioned grandiflora, its blooms are relatively small but have that classic sweet pea shape with no extraneous frills - rather like a well-cut suit. If you actually fancy the more ornate and frilly style of sweetpea then why not look through our range of sweet peas for sale for a Spencer variety such as White Supreme.
If you were to grow Mrs Collier on an obelisk in your garden, you would be creating a wondrous waterfall of creamy flowers through the summer. It is well known for producing absolutely masses of flowers meaning that cutting a few for the house would not spoil the display. Needless to say, its creamy colouring blends well with most other sweet peas in our collection and is a definite must for anyone planning a summer wedding on a budget. Its scent really is one of the most lovely and strongest of all sweet peas and so Mrs Collier often appears in lists of the top 10 Best Scented Sweet Peas.
Mrs Collier was introduced way back in 1907 by Dobbie and Co. as one of the Henry Eckford varieties that were to prove examples of such good breeding until many were supplanted by the larger, longer stemmed Spencer sweet peas. In spite of this her native charm, outstanding scent and perfect flowers mean that she is grown as much as ever.