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sweet pea / ATTRACTS: Butterflies. Plant with Violets which attract Orioles. Plant in masses. Plant in hanging baskets.

Sweet Pea - a favorite of mine! These smell wonderful. They come in a variety of colors and are relatively easy to grow!

Sweet Peas always remind me of my childhood we had a lot of these growing up around our home.

HEIRLOOM PASTEL MIX: A superb collection of old-fashioned sweet peas in soft, pastel shades of apricot, pink, sky blue, lavender, and creamy white. They are extremely fragrant, and excellent for cutting. Vigorous vines grow to 6 feet or more tall.

Sweet Peas "In northern areas, sweet peas planted out in April and May will reach full bloom in late summer and continue almost until the first frost."

Botanical illustration of sweet peas by E Fortescue Brickdale from Biodiversity Heritage Library

Sweet Peas ~ have an intense orange-jasmine-honey scent. "The 'odor' of the sweet pea is so offensive to flies that it will drive them out of a sick-room, though not in the slightest degree disagreeable to the patient." –A tip from The 1899 Old Farmer's Almanac

Growing Sweet Peas/ATTRACTS: Mourning Doves. Great for covering fences. Fast climbing. Can be purchased at rural stores, but must be UNTREATED, 10 pounds Will cover up to 1000 square feet. Great planted with Prairie Grasses. Plant by hedges. Can plant store soup peas. Can be planted in containers. Plant in a plot with Corn. Plant with Pumpkins, when Peas are done, Pumpkins Will grow.