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

Early-sown Plants

We do not sell plants, only the finest seeds. Those wanting to buy early-sown plants by mail order should try one of the following, who produce stronger plants than the small plugs which are widely available:


Ashridge Trees, Somerset - see:


Johnsons Sweet Peas, Kent - see:


Some other useful links...

Garden Masterclass webinar

A recording from September 2021 on how to grow better Sweet Peas and other Lathyrus species:

Want to learn to grow better Sweet Peas and get more pleasure from them?

We recommend joining the National Sweet Pea Society. Details at: 

Contact the Membership Secretary:
Tom Atherton, 13 Fern Bank, Hartwood Park, Chorley PR6 7BH United Kingdom.
Tel: 07887 928777 E-mail:

Interested in plant conservation?

Explore the Plant Heritage website. Details at: 


The world's leading cultivated plant conservation charity, bringing together the talents of botanists, horticulturists and conservationists, and the dedication of keen amateur and professional gardeners.




The Sustainable Flowers Podcast

A conversation about sustainable cut flower growing and designing between two passionate Canadian growers trying to figure it out.

Episode dated 30th April 2019 interviews Roger all about Sweet Peas.

Let's Grow, Girls Podcast
Join Flower Friends Nicole and Sarah on their journey to growing beautiful blooms! Interviewing experts, discussing their own successes and failures, and revealing the mysteries behind incredible cut flower. This episode feature Roger and how to grow Sweet Peas

Garden Masterclass webinar

Episode from Autumn 2020. Includes a 30 minute illustrated talk by Roger Parsons on the different types of Sweet Pea and on seed production.

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