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Sweet Peas 2015-01-28T23:33:34+00:00

Roger’s Recommends Sweet Peas by Steve Hampson

Steve is one of our leading horticulturists and has trialed over 50 varieties in the last year. These are his favorites based on color, fragrance, flower size, petal ruffling and floriferousness.

To learn more about Sweet Peas, read our Blog or watch our Video.

Ten of the most outstanding selections include:

John Gray, White Frills, Ethel Grace, Bristol, Gwendoline, Lady Nicholson, More Scent, Marjorie Carrier, Just Julia and Windsor.
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‘John Gray’

This beautiful newer variety has large, ruffled flowers that are pale pink on a white background. It received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in England.

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‘White Frills’

The large, pure white, heavily frilled flowers of this sweet pea are produced on strong stems.

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‘Ethel Grace’

An outstanding lavender sweet pea with large ruffled petals. It is a good performer with a strong fragrance.

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‘Bristol’

A beautiful light blue sweet pea. The strongly fragrant flowers are nicely displayed on long, strong stems. An Award of Garden Merit winner from the Royal Horticultural Society in England.

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‘Gwendoline’

A superb fragrant, deep rose-pink sweet pea, shading to white at the base of the petals. It has won the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

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‘Lady Nicholson’

Nicely ruffled flower with mauve striping and flecking, and a good scent.

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‘More Scent’

Even more fragrant than ‘High Scent’, a.k.a. ‘April In Paris’, this flower with mauve flushing on a white background was bred by New Zealand plant breeder, Dr. Keith Hammett.

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‘Marjorie Carrier’

A wavy, orange-pink sweet pea with good fragrance.

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‘Just Julia’

This sweet pea is a 2011 introduction. It has ruffled mid-blue flowers with long stems and fragrance. It also won an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 2012. One of Steve’s favorites.

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‘Windsor’

‘Windsor’ is the most impressive chocolate maroon sweet pea available. This variety is recommended for cutting and has a pleasing, sweet fragrance.

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‘Big Blue’

Large, mid blue flowers on good stems. Bred by New Zealand plant breeder, Dr. Keith Hammett.

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‘Bounce Mid Blue’

Semi-Dwarf Plant. Nice blue flowers with a good scent on 2 ft. tall plants.

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‘Eclipse’

A beautiful, deep mauve-colored sweet pea. Regarded as the best sweet pea of its color with the added bonus of being strongly fragrant.

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‘Enchante’

Unusual tricolored flowers – cherry pink, white, and soft mauve. Bred in New Zealand by Dr. Keith Hammett.

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‘Grandma Butt’

Deep, rose-pink colored flowers flushed with carmine.

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‘Hannah Magovern’

This bright scarlet sweet pea has a good fragrance and is excellent for cutting.

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‘Harbinger’

Five or six large, maroon and violet flowers on each stem. Bred by New Zealand plant breeder, Dr. Keith Hammett.

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‘Joyce Stanton’

This rich, deep blue-colored sweet pea makes a wonderful contrast with any of the light-colored flowers.

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‘Judith Wilkinson’

‘Judith Wilkinson’ is a beautiful, ruffled carmine red sweet pea with wonderful fragrance. Great for cutting.

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‘Marion’

Lilac-lavender flowers with a good fragrance.

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‘Nuance’

An early flowering Sweet Pea. Beautiful bicolor sweet pea bred in New Zealand by Dr. Keith Hammett.

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‘Pink Nines’

Up to nine wavy, pink flowers on a stem. Bred in New Zealand by Dr. Keith Hammett.

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‘San Francisco’

Semi-Dwarf Plant. Apricot-pink flowers on 3 ft. tall plants.

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‘Anniversary’

‘Anniversary’ is considered to be one of the best pink picotee sweet peas available. Flowers are borne on long, strong stems and are highly fragrant.

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‘Millenium’

If you are after a sweet pea with richly-colored crimson flowers, this is the one to get! An Award of Garden Merit winner from the Royal Horticultural Society in England, making it a good garden performer.

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‘Winter Sunshine Opal’

The opalescent pink flowers of this early flowering, fragrant sweet pea are almost luminous. The strong growing plants with heavy flower production make this variety a real winner. One of Steve’s favorites.

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‘Wild Swan’

Large, frilly white flowers on long stems. Very prolific. Bred in New Zealand by Dr. Keith Hammett.

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