Roger Parsons Sweet Peas incorporating Cooltonagh Irish Sweet Peas
Roger Parsons Sweet PeasincorporatingCooltonagh Irish Sweet Peas

Old-fashioned Varieties...

These varieties are over 100 years old or have the same form, size and vigour of the oldest varieties.

Strength of scent: 0 = none; 6 = strongest

Old-fashioned Mixture Old-fashioned Mixture

Old-fashioned Mixture

Blend of old-fashioned varieties. 

Excellent for garden decoration.

Scent = 5

Bramdean Bramdean

Bramdean

White flowers. Dark seeds.

AGM 2008.

Raised by Victoria Wakefield and introduced in 2007 but has true old-fashioned form.

Scent = 5

Dorothy Eckford Dorothy Eckford

Dorothy Eckford

White flowers. Pale seeds.

AGM 1995. 

Introduced by Henry Eckford in 1903 and named for one of his daughters.

Scent = 5

Mrs. Collier Mrs. Collier

Mrs. Collier

Cream.

Prolific flowering.

Introduced by Dobbie & Co. in 1907.

Scent = 5

America America

America

Red flake on white ground. 

AGM 1995
Raised in California and introduced in 1896.
Scent = 5
Black Knight Black Knight

Black Knight

Dark maroon.

Very popular.

Introduced by Henry Eckford in 1898.

Scent = 5

Cupani Cupani

Cupani

Maroon / violet bicolour. 

Of modern origin but has the same flower colour and fragrance as the Wild Sweet Pea.

Scent = 6

Indigo King Indigo King

Indigo King

Maroon / violet bicolour.

Flowers about 2 weeks later than 'Cupani' here

and more likely to produce four flowers per stem.

Modern origin. Scent = 5

Purple Prince Purple Prince

Purple Prince

Dark maroon / deep violet bicolour. 

If correct, this was introduced by Henry Eckford in 1886.

Scent = 5

Senator Senator

Senator

Dark maroon / violet flake

A strikingly beautiful colour combination.

Raised and introduced by Henry Eckford in 1891.

Scent = 5

Lady Turral Lady Turral

Lady Turral

Cerise / mauve bicolour.

Thought to have been introduced by J F Turral in 1962.

Scent = 5

 

The Major

Flaked purple on white ground. No picture available. Scent = 5

Anne Hathaway Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

Light blue flake on white ground.

A lovely soft colour.

Named for Anne Hathaway's Garden at Stratford-upon-Avon.

Scent = 5

Unique Unique

Unique

Blue flake on white ground.

A delightful colour.

Introduced by George Stark & Sons in 1905.

Scent = 5

Flora Norton Flora Norton

Flora Norton

Pale blue. 

AGM 1995.
Raised in California and introduced in 1904.
Scent = 5
Lady Grisel Hamilton Lady Grisel Hamilton

Lady Grisel Hamilton

Lavender.

Raised by Henry Eckford and introduced in 1898.

Scent = 5

Lord Nelson Lord Nelson

Lord Nelson

Navy blue.

A deservedly popular variety. 

Introduced in 1907 by Isaac House & Son of Westbury, Wiltshire.

Scent = 5

Countess Cadogan Countess Cadogan

Countess Cadogan

Violet / blue bicolour.

This is the true form of this variety. 

Scent = 5

Mauve Queen Mauve Queen

Mauve Queen

Deep mauve.

Raised by Henry Eckford and introduced in 1887.

Scent = 5

Mrs Walter Wright Mrs Walter Wright

Mrs Walter Wright

Clean mauve purple.

Lovely colour.

Introduced by Henry Eckford in 1903.

Scent = 5

Prima Donna Prima Donna

Prima Donna

Light pink.

The variety from which the first Spencer variety arose.

Introduced by Henry Eckford in 1896.

Scent = 5

Sicilian Pink Sicilian Pink

Sicilian Pink

Pink bicolour.

AGM 1995.

Scent = 5

Painted Lady Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Pink / white bicolour. 

The earliest variety, first named in 1752.

Scent = 5

Janet Scott Janet Scott

Janet Scott

Pale pink, white ground. 

AGM 1995.
Raised in California and introduced in 1903.
Scent = 5
Wretham Pink Wretham Pink

Wretham Pink

Pale salmon pink on white. 

 
Scent = 5

 

Crown Princess of Prussia

Lilac pink / pale pink bicolour. No picture available.

Scent = 5

Queen Alexandra Queen Alexandra

Queen Alexandra

Scarlet. The first sunproof scarlet.

Introduced by Henry Eckford in 1906.

Scent = 4

King Edward VII King Edward VII

King Edward VII

Mid red.

AGM 1995.

Introduced by Henry Eckford in 1903.

Scent = 5

Henry Eckford Henry Eckford

Henry Eckford

Orange scarlet.

Colour bleaches in full sun.

Scent = 5

Our Prices...

All seeds on this site are £1.50 per packet (minimum 10 seeds) or £6.50 per large packet (min. 50 seeds) unless otherwise stated.

Varieties and species not currently shown on the site are £2.50 per packet, £8.50 per large packet.

Please add postage:

£1.30 per seed order to the UK and Islands;

£2.50 to Europe outside the UK

£8.50 to the USA

£3.20 to the rest of the world

Our Collections...

Scented Collection - £13.50

10 packets from the varieties listed on our "Old-fashioned & Grandiflora" pages. You can choose or else leave it to us.

 

Sussex Collection - £13.50

10 packets from the varieties listed on our "Spencer" pages. You can choose or else leave it to us.

 

Exhibitor's Collection £29.00

5 large packets from the varieties listed on our "Spencer" pages. You can choose or else leave it to us.

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Sweet Peas:An Essential Guide.

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