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Heaven Scent Sweet Pea Seedlings

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  • Colour: apricot/pink on cream
  • Stem: long
  • Height: up to 2.2 m
  • Type: Spencer
  • Scent: very fragrant
  • Flowering: May to August
  • Planting Months: March-June
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Heaven Scent Sweet Pea Plants

Heaven Scent is an utterly reliable and charming Spencer sweet pea with an unbeatably rich fragrance. It has extra large flowers and long straight stems, perfect for cutting, if you can bear to deprive your garden of these flowers early (solution: grow more of them!). The pale salmon blushes appear to waft over the ruffled outer edges and middle of the petals, which are a lovely intense cream colour in the recesses. Stunning to look at and a strong grower, it should be a definite in any cutting garden or potager.

Our Sweet Peas are delivered in purpose-designed, recycled cardboard packaging, and are ready to be planted out when you get them.
We generally send them out between March and May, but we will email you with the likely delivery timescale once you have placed your order.

Growing Heaven Scent Sweet Peas

Try growing it with the beautiful blue Spencer, Just Julia. When training Heaven Scent up a pergola, structure or stairway, bear in mind that it tends to produce most of its flowers nearer the top of the plant, unlike the more old-fashioned sweet pea varieties with smaller flowers. This feature works well if Heaven Scent is emerging from a border or is planted behind a rose like Penelope, thus hiding its less showy lower stems.

If you grow a sweet pea or two with your runner beans, it helps with pollination; Heaven Scent is a perfect match for runner beans with cream or white flowers.


  • Colour: apricot/pink on cream
  • Stem: long and straight
  • Height: up to 2.2 m
  • Type: Spencer
  • Scent: very fragrant
  • Flowering: May to August
  • Planting Months: March-June

Did You Know? 

The first sweet pea seeds arrived in Britain around 1700, when a Franciscan monk from Sicily, Franciscus Cupani (1657-1710), sent samples to botanists around Europe, including Dr Robert Uvedale (1642–1722), a cleric and the former master of Enfield Grammar School in Middlesex.
This variety was released onto the market in 2007, bred by Sydney Harrod at Cooltonagh in Ireland.

Cultivation Instructions

Heaven Scent Sweet Peas do best in well worked, moisture retentive soil. Adding organic matter really makes a difference and is best done the autumn before. But on the day is very much better than not at all. Your plants will do best in open ground, but you can get good results planting Sweet Peas in window boxes and pots of sufficient size - allow at least 3 litres per plant and remember that these are quite deep-rooted plants. In containers, the ideal planting mix is 50% compost, 40% topsoil and 10% well-rotted manure. Ordinary potting compost is OK, but you will get fewer flowers.

A range of supports can be used from twiggy branches to willow wigwams to posts with netting stretched between. Whatever you use, do the construction work before planting. Think about the position - Sweet Peas can cope with a little shade but flower better in full sun.

Space plants about 30 cm apart and about 5 cm from their supports. The hole should be deep enough to plant the full length of the rootball and allow enough so the soil finishes level with the lowest pair of leaves. Check to make sure they are climbing well every week or so, as they grow quickly. Tie into their supports if not.

Sweet Peas biggest need is for water - they are incredibly thirsty plants. So water well after planting and make sure they never completely dry out. They are greedy too so you will lengthen their flowering period if you give them a high potash and phosphate fertiliser every 7-10 days once buds begin to form. Home-made comfrey liquid is perfect or Tomorite will do - especially if you are on a sandy soil.

Cut the flowers as they develop pick them, otherwise they run to seed and stop flowering.