Colour, fragrance, and cottage garden charm are all embodied in sweet peas. There are climbing varieties that appreciate a trellis, non-climbing varieties that suit garden beds and borders, and dwarf varieties for containers. Sow Sweet Pea seed in the fall in mild, protected, well-drained locations or in the spring in colder, wetter locations. Cut some of the blossoms to bring colour and perfume indoors.
Bloom time: Spring to early summer.