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Lathyrus odoratus Spencer Series, mixed (Sweet pea Spencer Series, mixed)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lathyrus odoratus Spencer Series, mixed

Other names

Sweet pea Spencer Series, mixed, Sweet pea 'Spencer Mixed', Sweet pea 'Spencer Mix'

Genus

Lathyrus Lathyrus

Variety or Cultivar

Spencer Series, mixed _ Spencer Series, mixed is a commerical mix of climbing annuals, with ovate, grey- to blue-green leaves and racemes of fragrant flowers in shades of red, pink and purple from summer to early autumn.


Lathyrus odoratus Spencer Series, mixed is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are lightly fragrant.

Habit

Climbing

Toxicity

May cause stomach discomfort if ingested.

Flower

Red, Pink, Lavender, Purple in Summer; Purple, Red, Pink, Lavender in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Slugs , Snails , Thrips Aphids , Slugs , Snails , Thrips

Foot and root rot , Fusarium wilt , Powdery mildew , Sweet pea viruses Foot and root rot , Fusarium wilt , Powdery mildew , Sweet pea viruses

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly and remove the plant at the end of flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Lathyrus odoratus Spencer Series, mixed (Sweet pea Spencer Series, mixed) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises, Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. Enrich the soil with well-rotted organic manure before planting and feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer once a month in growth. Train on canes or allow to scramble to form a screen.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Lathyrus odoratus Spencer Series, mixed

Other names

Sweet pea Spencer Series, mixed, Sweet pea 'Spencer Mixed', Sweet pea 'Spencer Mix'

Genus

Lathyrus Lathyrus

Variety or Cultivar

Spencer Series, mixed _ Spencer Series, mixed is a commerical mix of climbing annuals, with ovate, grey- to blue-green leaves and racemes of fragrant flowers in shades of red, pink and purple from summer to early autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are lightly fragrant.

Habit

Climbing

Toxicity

May cause stomach discomfort if ingested.


Colour

Flower

Red, Pink, Lavender, Purple in Summer; Purple, Red, Pink, Lavender in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Slugs , Snails , Thrips

Specific diseases

Foot and root rot , Fusarium wilt , Powdery mildew , Sweet pea viruses

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly and remove the plant at the end of flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lathyrus odoratus Spencer Series, mixed (Sweet pea Spencer Series, mixed) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises, Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. Enrich the soil with well-rotted organic manure before planting and feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer once a month in growth. Train on canes or allow to scramble to form a screen.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Lathyrus odoratus Spencer Series, mixed (Sweet pea Spencer Series, mixed)

Common pest name

American serpentine leaf miner; chrysanthemum leaf miner

Scientific pest name

Liriomyza trifolii

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Regulated pest already subject to review at the EU level (2013). Regularly intercepted in the trade.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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I don't know what variety my sweet peas are (the young plants I bought just said 'mixed'. At first they seemed OK and are now about 9 inches high. But the plants look 'dried up' and as though they might be dying. They've been getting plenty of water, so I

I don't know what variety my sweet peas are (the young plants I bought just said 'mixed'. At first they seemed OK and are now about 9 inches high. But the plants look 'dried up' and as though they… read more

Hi, I'm pretty new to the whole growing thing! What do I do with the pods that have appeared on my sewwt peas, can I just replant them?

Hi, I'm pretty new to the whole growing thing! What do I do with the pods that have appeared on my sewwt peas, can I just replant them? read more

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