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Sweet Pea Grower’s Choice  ' Maloy '

Lathyrus odoratus


A unique and simply stunning  reverse bicoloured apricot sweet pea suitable for cut flower arrangements.Amazing  delicate fragrance in an abundance on tall sturdy stems .

The first reverse bicoloured sweet pea on the red side of the color spectrum, that is apricot pink with orange pink wings, 'Maloy' created quite a stir when first released and is popular in cut flower arrangements and gardens. Bred by Dr Keith Hammett


Adaptable to most well-drained garden soils but does best in a rich friable soil that drains well. Avoid waterlogged soils. Long stems bear 3–5 blooms. Attracts butterflies.


Excellent cut flowers


Plant Life Cycle: Annual

Site: Full Sun

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

Sow: 1-2" deep
Plant spacing: 6-8"
Pinch: when 6-8" tall
Approx seeds per packet: 10


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 Maloy

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