A classic Sweet Pea
Prima Donna is a lovely old fashioned variety with pretty, highly scented pink blooms which are perfect as cut flowers and make great garden plants.
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How to Guide
Almost fill 12cm (5in) pots with moist seed compost. Sow five seeds, evenly spaced, per pot and lightly cover them with a little more compost. Water well after sowing, but not again until seedlings have emerged. Place in warmth 10-15C (50-60F).
Sow 2cm/1in deep and 10cm / 4in apart. Water daily until seedlings emerge.
Sowing Distance20cm / 8in
Potting on/Thining Out
Grow on indoor raised seedlings in unheated conditions, ideally in a cold frame. Pinch out the growing tips if plants become leggy.
Hardening Off/Planting Out
Plant out 20cm (8in) apart from March onwards.
Support with canes or netting.