A dashing sweet pea of two parts, Promise has a pink standard petal that gradates back to white in the lower part of the petal while the wings are a dazzling white. It is a full on frilly sweet pea with undulating edges and bags of charm. It has a lovely fragrance - not quite as strong as some of the more antique, heirloom sweet peas - and there are about four flowers per long, strong stem. It harks back to and improves upon the first and most loved bi-coloured sweet pea, Painted Lady. A good strong sweet pea with an immaculate pedigree and a worthy member of our range of sweet peas for sale.
We love the idea of this sweet pea climbing up a pergola intertwining with a pink rose like Aloha or a white one like Sombreuil. Its flowers are obvious enough to really stand out and the mingling of the scents would be very special. We offer several pinks, whites or a combination of the two in our range of sweet peas so that you could grow some stunning bouquets - try Cathy, Gwendoline, Anniversary and White Supreme for proper pink and white perkiness. Or contrast Promise's bicoloured flowers with Magnificent Maroon's huge burnished blooms. Promise is an outstanding cut flower, lasting well in a vase and certainly lives up to all of its promises.
This sweet pea was raised by Roger Parsons (who supplies our seeds)and introduced onto the market in 2008. He holds the National Collection of Lathyrus odoratus and was awarded the Henry Eckford Gold Memorial Medal for services to sweet peas by the National Sweet Pea Society.