FRAGRANT "ROYAL WHITE" SWEET PEA VINE
"The floral sensation of the late Victorian era!"
HIGHLY FRAGRANT VICTORIAN GARDEN
Dreamy scented flowering vine continues to capture the hearts of young lovers.
Seventeenth century, Sicily. The Sweet Pea (meaning, lasting pleasure) is said to have been a late addition (and addiction) to Victorian gardens. The Royal White Vine with its purity-white flowers and magical love potion scent, was quickly adopted by both sides of the continents as the lovers bloom!
1699 England: White picket fences intertwined in masses of white fringed little butterfly' fluttering carelessly in the scented breeze of orange blossoms and honey, set the stage for Weddings with Royal-White Sweet Peas. A tradition with continues today with 50 of the intensely fragrant cultivars having received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
◠◡❥ For the millions who watched; it was no surprise to find the sensual flowers tucked lovingly into Princess Diana's Bridal Bouquet.
Add romantically scented "Royal White" Sweet Peas to your turn-of-the-century garden and enjoy the magical purity of days gone-by. Enjoy the lovely scent indoors by collecting sweet peas off the vine and placing in little bowls of water around the house. For a longer or second flowering, continually remove spent flowers to promote more production. Also see ROYAL LAVENDER ~ SWEET PEA VINE!
Zones: 7+ plant in early fall or early spring while ground is still chilled.
Colder zones: germinate indoors 6 weeks before spring.
Germination: Hot soak seeds 24 hours. Direct sow 1/2'.
Or sow in pots and place in dark cool area until germinated.
Seeds are packaged in breathable glassine bags. Color picture and instructions included.