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Sweet pea 'Lord Nelson'  

Lathyrus odoratus

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Lord Nelson is a variety of Sweet pea which is a member of the Sweet pea family. Its botanical name is Lathyrus odoratus 'Lord Nelson'. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to   Dark slate blue.

As with all members of the fabacea family this is a good nitrogen fixer. The navy blue flowers are highly scented.

It is an Flower and is treated mainly as a Annual, This means that it grows best over the course of a single year. Lord Nelson normally grows with a climbing habit to a mature height of 1.50 metres (that's 4.88 feet imperial). This variety tends to bloom in late spring.

Lord Nelson Sweet pea is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Lord Nelson have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Lord Nelson

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Do not over-water as they may rot.

Position in a partial sun location and remember to water moderately. Lord Nelson is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so this plant will grow or become dormant during the winter.

Growing Lord Nelson from seed

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.39 inches (1.0 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 7.8 inches (20.0 cm) between Sweet pea plants. For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 10°C / 50°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Lord Nelson about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Lord Nelson

Lord Nelson is hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Lord Nelson

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