• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Lathyrus odoratus 'Bounce Navy Blue'

sweet pea 'Bounce Navy Blue'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
sweet pea 'Bounce Navy Blue'

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  • Other common names sweet pea 'Bounce Navy Blue'

  • Family Papilionaceae

  • Genus Lathyrus can be annuals or herbaceous or evergreen perennials, mostly climbing, with pinnate leaves ending in a tendril, and showy pea-like flowers, fragrant in some species

  • Details 'Bounce Navy Blue' is a dwarf, hardy annual cultivar that forms hummocks 30-60cm in height with dark blue flowers

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Flower

  • Toxicity Acute ingestion may cause mild stomach upset

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H3

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Clay

    Clay

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Loam, Clay

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in humus-rich, fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or lvery ight dappled shade. Incorporate well-rotted organic manure before planting and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks when in growth. Deadhead regularly. See sweetpea cultivation

Propagation Propagate by seed. Sow in a cold frame or unheated glasshouse in early autumn, early spring or in-situ in mid-spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Banks and Slopes Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds Ground Cover City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Deadhead regularly

Pests May be attacked by aphids, slugs, snails and thrips

Diseases May be subject to powdery mildews, Fusarium wilt, foot rot, root rot and a virus

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