An eye-popping farm-trial standout thanks to its unique ruffly cream petals outlined in deep dark violet with the sweet old fashioned fragrance we all long for in sweet peas. Elegance is an understatement when it comes to the Nimbus Sweet Pea. Stems are strong and an impressive 9-12” long making for a perfect addition to the cut flower repertoire.
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Days to Maturity: 80
Latin name: Lathyrus oderatus
Life cycle for seed saving: annual
Planting Instructions: Soak Nimbus Sweet Pea 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!