Sweet Pea Plants for Sale

Plug and Root Trainer Grown Sweet Peas

Sweet peas are the perfect annual. They are easy to grow, they flower like fury and a small bunch can fill a room with the scent of summer. They take up very little space, can be grown in pots as well as borders and given suitable support are self-climbing and self-clinging. Fantastic plants and essential in any flower garden.

Sweet Peas in Summary

  • Uses: Annual flowering climber
  • Good Points: Free flowering from May to September, scented, a wide range of colours, excellent cutting flower
  • Position: Best in a sunny spot with rich, well-drained soil with climbing support
  • Growth: Up to 2 metres

Choosing, Planting and Growing Sweet Peas

Choosing Sweet Peas

The earliest flowering sweet pea seedlings are sown in late autumn so they can overwinter (as nature intended). We grow them in root-trainers to build deep roots as they go so that by the time they are planted out there is a considerable engine to drive the tremendous growth and flowering you will see in summer. Our spring-sown sweet peas are grown in special plugs where they root rapidly and grow away without root disturbance when planted. In both cases, they are grown from the best seed we can find sown in the best peat-free compost with a slow-release fertiliser to keep those roots going until they are planted out. And they are germinated in ideal conditions; a very large, airy polytunnel which is cool, is allowed to be touched by frost but never freezes hard. All of which pretty much describes why you should choose these sweet pea seedlings - they are simply the best...

Planting Sweet Pea Seedlings

Set up a support for the peas to climb on before planting. Then plant your Sweet Peas in well prepared, moist soil containing plenty of organic matter (ideally incorporated the previous autumn). You can also plant in pots of sufficient size - allow 3-4 litres per plant - and with an ideal planting medium of 50% compost, 40% topsoil and 10% well-rotted manure. General-purpose compost will do however but produces fewer flowers.

Space sweetpeas about 10-15 cm apart and about 5 cm from their supports. The hole should be deep enough to accommodate the longest root and the soil should come up to the level of the first side shoot. Use wire/netting/twine between the supports so that the Sweet Pea can climb naturally. You will still need to tie them into the frame. They grow fast, so check every ten days or so.

Growing Sweet Peas

The principal requirement is enough water - Sweet Peas are thirsty and hungry plants. So water well; the soil around sweet peas should never dry out. They also need light; sweet peas can cope with a little shade but flower better in full sun.

As the flowers develop pick them and then pick again, otherwise they start to form seedpods. Never let that happen as they will stop flowering altogether. Keep tying in and picking for as long as you can. See the website for more advice on training sweetpeas.

To maximise flowering, feed with a high potash and phosphate fertiliser during the growing season. (Sweet Peas actually fix nitrogen from the air into the soil so you don't need more of that.) Home-made comfrey liquid or Tomorite are both ideal - and necessary if you are on sandy soil.

Buying Sweet Peas

The best plants come from the best seeds which is why we select ours so carefully. Depending on season our seedlings are grown in root-trainers or deep plugs and are sold in packs of four with quantity discounts as you buy more of any one variety. Delivery is when the plants are ready and the weather permits but is generally between the end of February and mid-June (for a late flowering show). We will, of course, email you to let you know your Sweet Peas are on their way.

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    • Colour: palest blue/white and navy
    • Stem: long, straight, not thick
    • Height: up to 1.8 m
    • Type: Semi-Grandiflora
    • Scent: outstanding - the best
    • Flowering: May to August
    • Planting Months: March-April
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    • Colour: Dark maroon/almost black
    • Stem: Long
    • Height: 2m
    • Type: Modern Grandiflora
    • Scent: Strong, sweet, heady
    • Flowering: June-September
    • Planting Months: March-April
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: red and white
    • Stem: medium
    • Height: 1.8 m
    • Type: Heritage
    • Scent: Good
    • Flowering: May to October
    • Planting Months: March-June
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: white and pink
    • Stem: long
    • Height: 2m
    • Type: Spencer
    • Scent: strong
    • Flowering: May to October
    • Planting Months: March-June
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    • Colour: Cherry red
    • Stem: Long
    • Height: 2m
    • Type: Modern Grandiflora
    • Scent: Highly scented
    • Flowering: June-October
    • Planting Months: March-June
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    • Colour: Crimson/black
    • Stem: short
    • Height: 1.8 m
    • Type: Old fashioned Grandiflora
    • Scent: Very strong
    • Flowering: June to October
    • Planting Months: March-June
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    • Colour: Intense deep blue
    • Stem: Long
    • Height: 2m
    • Type: Spencer
    • Scent: Good scent
    • Flowering: May-October
    • Planting Months: March-June
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    • Colour: Navy blue
    • Stem: Long
    • Height: 2m
    • Type: Spencer Summer Multiflora
    • Scent: Medium to strong
    • Flowering: May-October
    • Planting Months: March-June
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    • Colour: White with a touch of pink
    • Stem: Long
    • Height: 1.8m
    • Type: Modern Grandiflora
    • Scent: Strong, sweet, heady
    • Flowering: June-September
    • Planting Months: March-May
    • RHS AGM
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: Shaded pale blue/cream
    • Stem: Long
    • Height: 2m
    • Type: Spencer
    • Scent: Strong, heady
    • Flowering: May-October
    • Planting Months: March-June
    • Awards: RHS AGM, AM

     

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    • Colour: cream
    • Stem: long
    • Height: 2m
    • Type: Modern Grandiflora
    • Scent: old-fashioned, strong
    • Flowering: May to August
    • Planting Months: March-April
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: pale lavender blue
    • Stem: long
    • Height: 2m
    • Type: Spencer
    • Scent: strong
    • Flowering: June to September
    • Planting Months: March-April
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: Light pink and rich mid-blue
    • Stem: Long
    • Height: 1.8m
    • Type: Modern Grandiflora
    • Scent: Highly fragrant
    • Flowering: June-September
    • Planting Months: March-April
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: pale blue
    • Stem: short
    • Height: up to 2.4 m
    • Type: Heritage Grandiflora
    • Scent: top of the range
    • Flowering: May to August
    • Planting Months: March-April
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: pink & white
    • Stem: extra long
    • Height: 2.4 m
    • Type: Spencer
    • Scent: medium
    • Flowering: June - August
    • Planting Months: March-April
    • RHS AGM
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: deep blue-purple
    • Stem: long
    • Height: 1.8m
    • Type: Grandiflora
    • Scent: hugely scented
    • Flowering: June-September
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • 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-April
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: Crimson
    • Stem: Long
    • Height: 1.8m
    • Scent: Medium
    • Flowering: June-September
    • Type: Spencer
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: ivory
    • Stem: long
    • Height: 1.8m
    • Type: Spencer
    • Scent: strong
    • Flowering: May to October
    • Planting Months: March-April
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • NOT GROWN THIS YEAR - PINK PEARL IS VERY CLOSE
    • Colour: pink and white
    • Stem: extra long
    • Height: over 2m
    • Type: Spencer
    • Scent: Good
    • Flowering: May-August
    • Planting Months: March-April
    • RHS AGM
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: mid-blue
    • Stem: long
    • Height: over 2 m
    • Type: Spencer
    • Scent: Good
    • Flowering: May to August
    • Planting Months: March-April
    • RHS AGM
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: mid-red
    • Stem: short
    • Height: 1.5 m
    • Type: Old Fashioned Heritage
    • Scent: astonishing
    • Flowering: May to August
    • Planting Months: March-April
    • RHS AGM
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: navy/purple
    • Stem: short
    • Height: 2m
    • Type: Heirloom Grandiflora
    • Scent: highly scented
    • Flowering: May to August
    • Planting Months: March-April
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: maroon
    • Stem: long
    • Height: 2m
    • Type: Spencer
    • Scent: good
    • Flowering: June to August
    • Planting Months: March-April
    From £5.64  Inc VAT

    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: purple and deep crimson
    • Stem: medium
    • Height: 2m
    • Type: heirloom Grandiflora
    • Scent: outstanding
    • Flowering: June to September
    • Planting Months: March-April
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: ruby red/purple
    • Stem: very long
    • Height: 1.8 m
    • Type: Spencer
    • Scent: light
    • Flowering: June to August
    • Planting Months: March-April
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: Cream, dusky pink picotee edging
    • Stem: Long
    • Height: 1.8m-2m
    • Type: Spencer
    • Scent: Strong and sweet
    • Flowering: June-September
    • Planting Months: March-April
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    • Colour: creamy white
    • Stem: short
    • Height: up to 2m
    • Type: Grandiflora hybrid
    • Scent: one of the best and most powerful
    • Flowering: June to August
    • Planting Months: March-April
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: lilac
    • Stem: long
    • Height: 1.8m
    • Type: Spencer
    • Scent: strong
    • Flowering: June to September
    • Planting Months: March-April
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: lavender blue
    • Stem: long
    • Height: 2m
    • Type: Spencer
    • Scent: good
    • Flowering: May to September
    • Planting Months: March-April
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: pastel pink
    • Stem: long
    • Height: 1.8m
    • Type: Spencer
    • Scent: strong
    • Flowering: June to September
    • Planting Months: March-April
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: bi-coloured, pink and white
    • Stem: long
    • Height: 1.8 m
    • Type: Spencer
    • Scent: Good
    • Flowering: June to August
    • Planting Months: March-April
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: red and white flake
    • Stem: long, straight
    • Height: 2 m
    • Type: Spencer
    • Scent: highly fragrant
    • Flowering:
    • Planting Months: March-April
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: Red-orange with red veining
    • Stem: Long
    • Height: 2.4m
    • Type: Spencer
    • Scent: Medium
    • Flowering: June-September
    • Planting Months: March-May
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: creamy white
    • Stem: long
    • Height: 1.8m
    • Type: Spencer
    • Scent: well scented
    • Flowering: June-September
    • Popular exhibitor variety
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: lavender blue
    • Stem: very long
    • Height: 2 m plus
    • Type: Spencer
    • Scent: better than most Spencers
    • Flowering: June to August
    • Planting Months: March-April
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: pale rose lavender to turquoise blue
    • Stem: medium
    • Height: 1.5m
    • Type: Shifter
    • Scent: excellent
    • Flowering: June to September
    • Planting Months: March-May
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: coral pink
    • Stem: long
    • Height: 2m
    • Type: Spencer
    • Scent: strong
    • Flowering: June to September
    • Planting Months: March-April


    • Colour: Shaded pale blue/cream
    • Stem: Long
    • Height: 2m
    • Type: Spencer
    • Scent: Strong, heady
    • Flowering: June-September
    • Planting Months: March-April
    • Awards: RHS AGM, AM
    From £6.48  Inc VAT

    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: White
    • Stem: Long
    • Height: 2m
    • Type: Spencer
    • Scent: Highly scented
    • Flowering: June-September
    • Planting Months: March-June
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: White
    • Stem: : Long
    • Height: 2.3 m
    • Type: Spencer
    • Scent: Good, vivacious
    • Flowering: May to August
    • Planting Months: March-April
    • RHS AGM
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

    • Colour: Maroon
    • Stem: Long
    • Height: 1.8m
    • Scent: Strong
    • Flowering: June-September
    • Type: Spencer
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    Out of Stock - Ordering from October - do come back then

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