Sweet Pea flowers

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I didn't say they could cross, I said they could add more colors to the bouquet. Though depending on where you source your seed L. sativus can come in pretty much every flower color that sweet pea can. It's just that most of the commercial stuff is blue and blue only (occasionally you can find one that makes pink)
Oh I see, I misread that! 🙄
 

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edible sweet peas are different species than the ones often found wild around here or those grown for their scent/flowers.

i found this site as in interesting read as i always thought the flower/scent kind were not edible...

That sounds lovely. I hope sweet peas can grow in countries with warm weather.. i will sure plant some.
 

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I grow sweet peas every summer, I love the smell! I plant some indoors and then transplant them out, and then interseed with a second round to extend the harvest. Mine thrive all summer in full sun. But I am a cooler region than you (our days are usually in the mid 80s all summer, with some days up to 100+.)

In previous years I have grown the "Sweet Dreams" mix, as well as others I've gotten in seed swaps. But this year I am also trying the "America" variety.
that looks and sounds nice and all. but I think it won't survive here in the Philippines, It's so warm here, No... it's hot here... I bet they won't survive... Its such a shame, I kinda like one :(
 

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I have a pack of sweet peas to plant, but I haven't decided where to put them yet. We are kind of in the middle between cooler northern summers and hot humid southern ones here. I have seen the 100 degree high humidity bits start in May and not slack off till October, and sometimes we just have a few miserable days here and there.

I may plant them in big pots next to the porch on the north side of my house. It will get a few hours of sun in the morning and evening, but be protected from the bulk of the sun's rays. I can also let them climb netting to make a living sunshade for that porch; I have done it with runner beans in the past, but they needed more sun than that spot gets to truly thrive.
Start them indoors and then transplant them in a sunny spot. Pots would work, and then you could move the pots to the north and shady side of your house in the summer.
 

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that looks and sounds nice and all. but I think it won't survive here in the Philippines, It's so warm here, No... it's hot here... I bet they won't survive... Its such a shame, I kinda like one :(
Well, they grow grasspea as a food crop in India so I think it's OK with heat (it's certainly GREAT with drought)

There are also a few other heat lovers that sort of look like sweet peas that might be worth investigating. Lablab (Hyacinth) beans come to mind, most of those LOVE it tropical. You have a rather limited selection of colors (basically purple and white*) but it's something.

There's also African Wisteria Tree ( bolusanthus-speciosa) that can be nice.
https://www.smartseedsemporium.com/products/bolusanthus-speciosa-african-tree-wisteria
*I've HEARD of red flowered Lablab, but have never seen it.
 

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