April in Paris boasts elegant and wavy cream petals with lilac trim, reminiscent of chiffon. It won our hearts for its stunning, subtle classiness and truly intoxicating fragrance. The sturdy, long stems make this an excellent cut flower. It’s always a small battle over who gets to spend the afternoon weeding and trellising this seed crop, basking in it’s holy sweetness. Prefers full sun to partial shade
Days to Maturity: 80
Latin name: Lathyrus oderatus
Life cycle: annual
Planting Instructions: Soak for 24 hours prior to planting to improve germination.
Direct sow, or start indoors, 4-6 before last frost date, or as soon as soil can be worked.
Provide trellising for support, as plants will climb 6′.
Planting Depth: 1/4″-1/2″. Seeding Rate: 1″; Thin to 2-4 inches after germination.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!