Lathyrus odoratus 'Charlie's Angel'

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Buy Lathyrus odoratus 'Charlie's Angel' spencer sweet pea: Considered by many to be the best

'Charlie's Angel' was chosen by BBC Gardeners World magazine (July 2011) as the 'best ever' sweet pea. They say that 'this exceptional variety blooms for a long period and has superb perfume making it good for garden display, cut blooms or showing. 'Charlie's Angel' was also the first ever spencer type sweet pea to receive the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

These sweet peas are autumn sown and grown in root trainers to promote longer deep roots. They have been grown under a cold polythene tunnel and whilst they are hardy, they are still young and do need that extra bit of protection on cold nights for the first few weeks. Wrap them in some good quality horticultural fleece or bring them in to an unheated greenhouse or conservatory for the night.


  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: hardy annual

    Highly scented lavender-blue flowers add an alluring touch to cottage gardens or informal planting schemes, when they can be allowed to scramble over supporting obelisks, arches or trellis. Their soft colouring mixes well with stronger purples, blues and pinks.

  • Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted organic matter in the planting hole. Feed with a high potash fertiliser, such as Tomorite for plenty of flowers and keep cutting them so that you get plenty more!

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Would buy again

5

Long lasting and beautifully scented. Cut loads and they just keep on coming

pamit

Essex

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Simply the best

5

The smell is sublime so perfect for pots by gates, patios, under windows where you can enjoy the scent. The only problem is that it sells out too quickly and I missed out last year.

Susannah

Wimbledon

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Fabulous

5

I bought these along with 2 other scented varieties. Previously I haven't had much joy with sweat peas but these provided a beautiful display. There were masses of flowers to cut the stems were long and the fragrances sensational.

Liggit59

Gloucester

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What does 'pinching out' mean? I would like to buy some Sweet Peas however, I'm not sure what the term 'pinching out the tips' means. Any clues on how you would do this?

Ms Sau Min Chang

Pinching out, simply means removing the growing tip of the plant. This encourages the plants to produce lateral shoots, which will result in bushier growth. All you need to do is nip out the top two leaves and growing point of each plant using your fingers or a small pair of scissors.

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