I realize this is a little late in posting about sweet peas since their blooming season is over back in September. I was so focused on other flowers that were my top favorites that I didn’t get a chance to share sweet peas before. They really are adorable and I am crazy about them!
These were the prettiest little things ever. I have never seen any plant that has such vibrant beautiful colors growing out of the same stem before. I love the purple-blue and dark purple colors together. All these flowers were grown from seeds. These were the Old Spice Mix seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds store.
These were easy to grow from seeds. They sprouted very quickly and I had to position them strategically in this container pot below so that they have room to climb on the stakes I provided them. They looked gorgeous in the months of June and July here. However, after the weather got hotter here in California around July/August, it started to get dry yellow leaves. It also seemed to attract some kind of spidery pests that left sticky cobweb-like goo on the leaves. The flower remained pretty for a while. The seed packets said they are only good for cooler growing zones but they seemed to do well here in zone 10 too.
The container above has five or six sweet pea plants grown together with sunflowers. I tried to let them cling onto sunflower stalks but they don’t seem to like that but rather clung to each other instead. After they flowered, they turned into seed pods, which I used to replant new ones later on.
These blue sweet peas are gorgeous! These colors are true to what they looked like. They didn’t live very long and took a long time to grow but they are so adorable!
I should mention all these are scented flowers and they smelled divine! They require a lot of water to keep the soil moist. I put some in pots but they didn’t grow as well as the purple Beaujolais that was grown in the ground. Next year, I am going to put them all in the ground to see how well they do.