Picture Information

Image not available
Have one to sell? Sell it yourself

Details about  Lathyrus odoratus, Sweet Pea "Beaujolais" - 16 seeds

Lathyrus odoratus, Sweet Pea "Beaujolais" - 16 seeds

Seller information

99.8% Positive Feedback
Visit Shop:
Registered as a business seller

Item information

Item condition:
--not specified


Error icon
More than 10 available / 39 sold
Please enter a quantity of $qty_dummy$ or less Please enter a quantity of 1 Purchases are limited to $qty_dummy$ per buyer Please enter quantity of 1 or more Please enter a lower number Choose quantity that is less than $qty_dummy1$ or equal to $qty_dummy$ You can only choose quantity that is equal to $qty_dummy$
4 watchers
Experienced seller
39 sold
£0.95 Economy Delivery | See details
Item location:
Co. Mayo, Ireland, United Kingdom
Posts to:
Worldwide See exclusions
Dispatched within 1 day  
Seller has stated it will dispatch the item within 1 working day upon receipt of cleared payment[newWindowTxt]. Estimated delivery dates [newWindowTxt] include seller's dispatch time, and will depend on postal service selected. Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods.
International postage and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. Learn More
14 days refund, buyer pays return postage See details

People who viewed this item also viewedWhat is this?Feedback on our suggestions

eBay item number:
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.
Last updated on  31 Oct, 2013 15:31:41 GMT  View all revisions
senraB euS
oyaM ,troptseW 10


Item specifics

Condition: New
Seller notes: New



Sweet Pea


Annuals & Biennials



Lathyrus odoratus 'Beaujolais'

Spencer Waved Sweet Pea

Packet containing 16 seeds.

Hardy Annual


Height:                         200  to 250cm (6 to 8ft)

Spread:                        30cm (12ft)

Exposure:                    Full sun, Partial shade
Hardiness:                    Hardy
Soil type:                     Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline
Time to plant seeds:    September to May

Introduced by Sutton in 1972, Sweet Pea “Beaujolais” is a tried and tested Spencer variety, lightly scented with beautiful deep wine-red blooms of ruffled petals.

Spencers are probably the most popular type of sweet pea. They are bred for large flowers and ruffled petals over a range of colours, making them a delightful garden addition in any garden.

The strong stems may be trained as cordons on canes for high-quality blooms, or allowed to scramble freely to make a colourful screen.


The Spencer varieties were originally developed by Silas Cole, head gardener for the Earl of Spencer at Althorp (the family of Diana, Princess of Wales).
Spencer types have much larger, wonderfully ruffled upper or 'standard' petals, longer lower 'wing' petals and much showier blossoms overall. They come in a wide range of colours and have large flowers with four to five blooms to a stem and are the first choice for exhibitors. New varieties are introduced every year, usually bred by keen amateurs. Some of these new varieties quickly establish themselves as show winners but all will give a wonderful display in any garden.


Sweet Peas are very easy to grow. You can simply plant them in the soil where you intend them to grow in March or April (be guided by local weather conditions) and leave them to it. By July you should have flowers. However, to get the best from your seeds you should consider planting them indoors in autumn (late September to early November) or winter (January to February). This will enable you to have stronger and earlier flowering plants. Flower production is usually around two to three months from planting out.
If you have a reliable source of John Innes seed compost, or for spring sowing John Innes No 1 potting compost, these will be eminently satisfactory for sweet peas. J.I. Nos 2 & 3 are too strong for sweet peas and should be avoided.
Germination of sweet pea seed is often quicker and more uniform if the seeds are soaked in water for 24 hours prior to sowing. This also enables you to identify any seeds with hard coats, which fail to swell during this period. These should have the seed coat nicked with a small file to enable them to take up water.

Sowing Indoors:
Sweet peas seeds can be sown indoors in late autumn to early winter into rootrainers or long thin pots. They can also be sown indoors in spring and planted out in April to May. If you are planting in January to February your seedlings may need a little gentle heat to germinate. Make sure you stop the heat as soon as germination has occurred, otherwise your plants will get leggy.
Do not overcrowd the seeds, push one or two well spaced seeds about 2.5cm (1in) below the compost surface. When roots fill rootrainers, pot on two seedlings into a two litre pot. A temperature of 18 to 20°C (65 to 68°F) will give rapid, even germination. As soon as the seedlings have emerged, they need to be grown as cool, and with as much light, as possible.
Pinch out the tips when plants have three or four pairs of leaves. Over-winter undercover in a light, cool place.
Plant out - two plants to a vertical in a mild spell in March. Tie them in every week to encourage straight stems.

Sowing Direct:
Sweet peas can also be sown direct into the open ground where they are to flower. The best time for this is mid March to early April, depending on the weather and the locality. Sow 5 to 8cm (2 to 3in) apart, about 3 to 5cm (1 to 2in) deep. Thin the resulting plants to an average of 15 to 20cm (6 to 8in) apart. Slugs and mice can be a real problem on a direct sown crop, so take suitable precautions before you sow.

Choose an open site which gets plenty of direct sunlight, but which has some shelter from the worst winds. Avoid planting close to an established hedge or where there will be competition from tree roots.
Young seedlings can be prone to disease if over watered, but once the crop is in full growth, a copious supply of water is needed. A well prepared site will pay dividends by having considerable reserves of available moisture. It is essential to encourage a strong root system if high quality flowers are to be achieved.
Balanced fertilisers are safest, particularly tomato feed. Never apply heavy dressings of fertiliser to weakly growing plants - invalids need gentle coaxing back to health. Foliar feed can be useful for plants with root problems, but frequent sprays of very dilute fertiliser will be needed to have a significant effect.


If you would like to bring some Sweet peas out of the garden and into the house, there are some simple steps to follow to ensure that they will last a little longer in the vase. The cut flowers have a vase life of 4 to 5 days.

  • Pick sweet pea flowers early. The blooms should be picked before the flowers are fully open. Wait until the lowest blossom on the stem has just started to open.
  • Burn the stems. Place the base of the stems in a naked flame (a candle is fine). Alternatively, place them into boiling water for a few minutes.
  • Stand them in a vase immediately, the vase should be filled up to the neck of the stems with cold water.
  • Sweet peas tend to give off a lot of ethylene, which promotes their demise. Store cut sweet peas in a cool, well-ventilated area.
  • To prolong flowering ensure that the flowers do not set seed and keep picking as often as you can, this will encourage the plants to set more blooms

Lathyrus odoratus, is believed to be native to the eastern Mediterranean region from Sicily east to Crete.
Many places have been suggested as being the home of the original sweet pea stock, among these the Italian island of Sicily, the island of Malta, China and Sri Lanka have been be mentioned.
Though it is not known exactly where the sweet pea originated, one historical aspect concerning the sweet pea is agreed on by most people. It is known that Francisco Cupani, recorded the sweet pea as being a new plant in Sicily way back in 1696.


The genus name Lathyrus is taken from the Greek lathyros, an old name for 'pea'
The species name odorata means 'fragrant' or 'sweet-smelling'.
Sweet peas are in the in the family Fabaceae, the legume family.
The Spencer varieties were originally developed by Silas Cole, head gardener for the Earl of Spencer at Althorp (the family of Diana, Princess of Wales).


There are many different varieties and types of Sweet Pea listed in the E-bay shop: Compacts, Grandifloras, Spencer and Standard varieties.

There are also colour mixes and bi-coloured sweet peas. You will find them all listed together in the category "Sweet Peas"

Please note that all the seeds are from one of the leading breeders of Sweet peas in the UK and will be true to type.

Business seller information


Returns policy

After receiving the item, cancel the purchase within
Return postage
14 days
Buyer pays return postage
The buyer is responsible for return postage costs.
Return policy details
Unopened items may be returned for a full refund of item cost. Please let me know if you have any problems, we aim to make every transaction a pleasant one.
Most Buy It Now purchases are protected by the Distance Selling Regulations, which allow you to cancel the purchase within seven working days after the day you receive the item. Find out more about your rights as a buyer - opens in a new window or tab and exceptions - opens in a new window or tab.

Questions and answers about this item

No questions or answers have been posted about this item.

Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.

Postage and packaging

Free P&P on each additional eligible item you buy from willow8spike_seedaholic.
Item location: Co. Mayo, Ireland, United Kingdom
Postage to: Worldwide
Excludes: Africa, Asia, Central America and Caribbean, Middle East, Oceania, South East Asia, South America
Domestic dispatch time
Will usually dispatch within 1 working day of receiving cleared payment[newWindowTxt].

Payment details

Payment method Preferred/Accepted  
Credit or debit card through PayPal
PayPal preferred

Seller's payment instructions

When purchasing multiple items, please ensure that the invoices are combined prior to checkout and payment. If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. Many regards, Sue
time left
Current bid amount
Postage amount
Bid count
time left
current bid
postage & packaging
Current bid amount Approximately:
Postage amount Approximately:
Import charges:
Import charges:
(estimated and based on max bid)
Your bid amount


Your current max bid:
Increase your chances of winning by setting a higher bid now.
Let eBay place automatic bids for you  This opens an help overlay dialog about automatic bidding.
How does automatic bidding work?
As other bids come in, eBay will automatically raise your bid in small amounts, up to your limit. Learn More. - opens in a new window or tab
Close button. This closes the help overlay dialogue.
, up to
By submitting your bid, you'll be contractually committing to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder.
By submitting your bid, you're committing to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. You've read and agree to the Global Postage Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase you maximum bid amount.
By clicking Confirm, you commit to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder.
By clicking Confirm, you're committing to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder and have read and agree to the Global Postage Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase your maximum bid amount.
Tell us what you think 
We've made a few changes to bidding.
Were these helpful?
Bid layer is updating the contents.
Resume bidding, if the page doesn't update immediately.
Free P&P
See item description
(Enter ##1## or more)
(Enter more than ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
You've been outbid. Don't let it get away - place another bid.
You've been outbid by an automatic bid placed earlier by another bidder.
You're the highest bidder on this item!
You're the first bidder on this item!
You're the highest bidder on this item, but you're close to being outbid.
This auction is almost over and you're currently the high bidder.
You're the high bidder on this item, but the reserve price hasn't been met yet.
You've been outbid by someone else.
You can still win! Try bidding again.
You've been outbid by someone else's max bid.
You can still win! Try bidding again.
Your bid wasn't accepted because it's the same as someone else's bid.
Try raising your max bid.
You're the highest bidder!
To increase your chances of winning, try raising your bid.
You're the first bidder. Good Luck!
You're still the highest bidder!
You increased your max bid to
Please enter your bid again.
Enter a valid amount for your bid.
Enter a bid that is the minimum bid amount or higher.
You have to bid at least
Sorry, you can't lower your maximum bid once it's placed.
This seller requires the buyer to have a PayPal account to purchase this item. Get a PayPal account here .
Your bid is the same as or more than the Buy it now price. You can save time and money by buying it now.
Place bid
Review and confirm your bid
Bid confirmation
Increase maximum bid
Time left:
Current bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Increase your maximum bid:
By clicking 1 Click Bid, you are agreeing to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. Learn moreabout 1-click bid - opens in a new window or tab
(approximately ##1##)
Winning bid:
Starting bid:
Congratulations The auction has ended and you're the winner.
The auction has ended, but the reserve price was not met.
Sorry, the auction has ended and you were outbid.
Good news, you're the highest bidder.
Sorry, you've been outbid.
You're the highest bidder, but the reserve price has not been met.
Please enter a higher amount than the current bid.
Maximum bids cannot be lowered once submitted.
Please enter a valid number.