Lathyrus odoratus Our Harry is a beautifully scented annual sweet pea that's proved extremely popular over the 30-odd years since its introduction, Our Harry has ruffled petals in a delightful shade of lavender blue that fades to paler mauve at the edges. It's a gorgeous cottage garden classic, with heaps of charm and a lovely fragrance – not as strong as some of the heirloom varieties but delicious nevertheless – and good strong, long stems on a plant that grows to around 2m high. It's an essential addition to our range of sweet pea seedlings for sale.
For a beautiful scented combination, you could try growing Our Harry up a pergola or trellis alongside a fragrant pink rose such as Constance Spry, or pure white Iceberg. The sky blue tones of this sweet pea would make for a heavenly cool-colour combination with the whites and pinks. Remember, sweet peas are brilliant for picking indoors, and a multi-coloured bouquet can be stunning. So grow a few different varieties – try Anniversary, whose pale pink, lavender-tinged petals will complement Our Harry wonderfully, deep claret King Edward VII, for a brave contrast, and richly scented white Mrs Collier. A strong-growing sweet pea that will last really well in a vase, for longevity pick when there are at least two unopened flowers at the tip.
This sweet pea was raised by F G Davies and introduced by Marchant in 1987. The variety has been described as 'faultless'.