Sweet Pea Robert Uvedale
Sweet Pea Robert Uvedale Traditional variety with outstanding performance. Named after the Enfield school master generally credited with introducing the sweet pea into England in 1699, Sweet Pea ‘Robert Uvedale’ is a stunning, bright pink variety with large frilly blooms. Reputedly sent some seeds by the Italian naturalist, Francesco Cupani, Robert Uvedale was apparently the first to grow sweet peas in the UK and the resulting luxuriously scented flowers caused quite a stir in their day. This is a traditional perfumed and climbing sweet pea which boasts outstanding garden performance. Perfect for cutting or exhibition purposes.
Height: 180cm (6′). Spread: 30cm (12″).
March – April or October
June – August
How to Sow
Sow sweet pea seeds indoors in October for transplanting outdoors in spring, or direct sow outdoors from March to April. In autumn, sow 3 seeds per 7.5cm (3″) pot at a depth of 1cm (1/2″) in free-draining, seed sowing compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) until germination which takes 10-21 days. Once germinated, grow sweet peas on in cooler conditions, before transferring to a cold frame for overwintering. Spring sowings can be made outdoors directly into drills at a depth of 2.5cm (1″), and a distance of 7.5cm (3″) apart. Pinch out the growing points of each stem once the second pair of leaves has opened to encourage bushier growth.
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