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Our new Sprite™ range of early flowering dwarf sweet peas combine the large flower size and early flowering habit of our Winter Sunshine™ strain with the dwarf growth of the Cherubs™.
Cherub™ Northern Lights: our other new introduction for 2013. A stunning dwarf sweet pea with an outstanding fragrance.
Our range of speciality primulas has been augmented this season by the new Oak Leaf form, and by the Jackanapes Sylvan™ Mixed.
We have been selling sweet pea seed online since 1998 and have now installed an integrated shopping cart and a secure RomanCart payment system which accepts payment using a wide range of credit cards. Unfortunately, Amex is not supported. Just use the menu to access whatever type of sweet pea seed you require. Happy shopping!
If you want modern large flowered sweet peas for the garden or exhibition, select the 'Spencer' option from the menu. 'Heirloom' varieties have masses of highly scented smaller flowers and give a more informal effect. 'Dwarf' sweet peas form spreading mounds only a few inches high and are great for containers and hanging baskets, while the 'Winter' sweet peas can be grown in the frost protected greenhouse to give bloom in early March from an autumn sowing. Every sweet pea and Lathyrus species we offer has a page of its own. Simply click on the thumbnail photo to see a large photograph and more details about the variety. If the number of sweet peas available is confusing and you are unsure which varieties you want, why not choose one of our 'collections' of sweet pea seed? These are attractively packaged and make great presents.
As well as the full range of sweet pea varieties, this new website has a wider range of Lathyrus species than were previously available. These offer interesting possibilities for the adventurous gardener, particularly Lathyrus belinensis which is a relatively recent discovery and rapidly gaining in popularity. Our prices on these are very competitive.
The older version of the Owl's Acre Sweet Peas website is still available and has more detailed information on sweet pea cultivation. More general information about sweet peas and other Lathyrus species can be found on the lathyrus.info website. Some of the most useful links are listed on the menu, but please note that these links will take you away from this site. We suggest that you bookmark this page so that you can easily return to buy your sweet pea seed.
If you enjoy growing sweet peas, why not join the National Sweet Pea Society. For further details contact the secretary Janet Bulstrode on 01202 734088.