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Sweet pea 'Mars'

Lathyrus odoratus


Striped, ruffled petals on long stems.

From the Spencer Series. Brilliant crimson streaks throughout and lining the petal edge. Plants produce 3–4 blooms on tall sturdy  9–12" stem. Highly fragrant.


Plant Life Cycle: Annual

Site: Full Sun

Plant type: annual
Height: 6-8 feet
Days to maturity: 75-90 days

Sow:1/2-1" deep
Plant spacing: 6-8"
Pinch: when 6-8" tall
Approx seeds per packet: 50


How to Grow:

Days to germination:14-21 days at 55-65°F (13-18°C). To aid germination, seeds can be presoaked for 24 hours in room temperature water prior to planting.

SOWING:Transplant (recommended) - Sow 1/4- 1/2" deep into 72-cell flats or preferred deep-cell seedling container, 4-5 weeks before planting out. Darkness is required for germination. Direct seed - 6 weeks before last frost. Seedlings won't be damaged by light frost. Pinch when 6-8" tall to encourage denser branching and more flowers. Support such as Hortonova vertical trellis is needed to support plants.



Half the flowers on a stem are open. Harvesting flowers increases blooms.


Vase Life:
4-6 days.

Sweet Pea 'Mars"

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