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Where to buy sweet pea seed

Davematthewmansweetpeas500 Most mail order seed companies, on both sides of the Atlantic, sell sweet pea seeds but there are relatively few which offer a really good range. And only one sells a good range of sweet pea plants. As spring approaches (in some places at least) I’ve had a couple of emails recently asking for good sources of sweet pea seeds - so here goes.

North America
There are three excellent American suppliers who specialize exclusively in sweet pea seeds.
Enchanting Sweet Peas 244 Florence Avenue, Sebastopol, CA 95472.
Fragrant Garden Nursery P.O. Box 4246, Brookings, OR 97415.
Sweet Pea Gardens 614 Surry Road, Surry, ME 04684

In addition, Renee's Garden (Online only), has an fine range along with many other heirloom flowers.

There are more sweet pea specialists in Britain and Simply Sweet Peas (online only) specialize in sweet pea plants, which is ideal for many gardeners. In addition, I would single out these seed specialists although none in my comprehensive list will disappoint.

Matthewman's Sweet Peas 14 Chariot Way, Thorpe Audlin, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 3EZ
Cooltonagh Irish Sweet Peas
(Online only)
Owls Acre Sweet Peas Owl's Acre, Kellett Gate, Low Fulney, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 6EJ.
Roger Parsons Sweet Peas Primrose Cottage, Clayton Lane, Bracklesham Bay, Chichester, PO20 8JQ

In addition, these two companies list an exceptional range along with a very wide range of other seeds.

Kings Seeds Monks Farm, Kelvedon, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9PG
Unwins Seeds Alconbury Hill, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE28 4HY.

Please click here for my latest comprehensive list of suppliers on both sides of the Atlantic.

And don’t forget my own book on sweet peas The Sweet Pea Book – just click on the jacket (below left) to find out more.

Good luck with your sweet peas this season.


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Hey TP, what about Select Seeds?

I've been getting great plants from them but they sell both plant and seed for sweetpeas. Is there something amiss I don't know about?

Graham Rice

I agree, Select Seeds are a good source, they're on my comprehensive list. But I missed the three varieties they sell as plants: they're not under Plants>Vines, you have to look in Plants>A-Z. As for seed, they have good varieties but only a modest range.

Janine Wherity

Regarding sweetpeas, I tried to grow cupani and other fragrant sweet peas last year but they were decimated by green fly/aphids........I sprayed them with nettle tea which discoloured the leaves and then I sprayed with insecticide which finished the plants off altogether!! Any tips to stop this happening this year?? I also have a ladybird house but am unsure how effective the leadybirds were as I never spotted any around!



david griffiths

Thought poppies were more your thing!:)

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