Tall stemmed Sweet Peas from Dr Keith Hammett of New Zealand
This cool spring has been fantastic for growing sweet peas. Normally by now we have had a few days over 30C which puts a stop to the display of flowers, making the stems short and therefor not great for picking. Next year I might order individual colours from a specialist breeder such as Dr Hammett in NZ, He offers a near black one, appropriately enough for a Kiwi. The ones above are from a mix of his available from Yates seed. I also had some seed left over of the variety Old Spice which includes bi-coloured flowers and many dark maroon ones.