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Solitude Sweet Pea Seedlings

Key Data
Area Coastal Areas, Frost Pockets, Scotland & The North
Colour Lilac
Type Rootrained, Seedling
Also Good Fragrant
Flowering May, Jun, Jul, Aug

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  NUMBER OF PACKS
SIZES 1 2-56+
Pack of 4 Out of Stock £4.70Out of Stock £3.86Out of Stock £3.60

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Solitude Sweet Pea

One of the most opulent of sweet peas, Solitude's petals almost seem gathered at the centre because of the acres of wavy frill on show. To counterbalance all this showing off, Solitude is a gorgeous, plain lavender blue colour which becomes slightly paler towards the middle. An average Solitude stem is very long and will offer you four (and sometimes more) amazing flowers, each placed so that they do not interfere with the next flower up. Its sweet pea scent is slightly stronger and sweeter than most other Spencer varieties making it one of the most special of the sweetpeas on sale here. Solitude displays unusual vigour and so withstands weather well and will clamber to the top of most supports.

Companions required

Solitude definitely needs friends growing nearby. Albutt Blue's picotee edge would look smashing set against its lavender colour or try a haze of blues by introducing Just Julia to the mix. Solitude is an exhibition quality sweet pea that happens to work magically in a garden - scaling a trellis with some lovely honeysuckle like the vivid but unscented Tellmanniana or the scented Graham Thomas. Or tie it to a wigwam of hazel canes to add vertical interest in a border. Other blue sweet peas that we stock include the dark blue Lord Nelson which is a heritage variety with smaller flowers and a stunning scent but it is worth being tempted by anything on the list - we only stock the exceptional ones.

Features

  • Colour: lavender blue and very frilly
  • Stem: very long, well placed flowers
  • Height: 2 m plus
  • Type: Spencer
  • Scent: better than most Spencers
  • Flowering: June to August
  • Planting Months: March-April

Irish Pedigree

Solitude is becoming increasingly well known having only been on the market since 2014. It was bred in Ireland by Sydney Harrod and is a descendant of the famous pink sweet pea Nora Holman.

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