Antique Heirlooms

Antique Heirloom varieties are grandiflora type Sweet Peas - these are the oldest sweet peas, many of which were bred at the turn of the 20th century by Henry Eckford at Wem in Shropshire.

The flowers are delicate in size, produced in great profusion, and rank among the highest scented of garden flowers. Even a single plant growing near a door scents the whole house, and they are very robust growers. The varieties come in a large range of flower types and colours. Like all flowers they benefit from a bit of TLC, but in their case that's mainly watering and keep picking the flowers!!



Sweet Pea America
£1.30

This is a white striped red with erect flag petal. Introduced by Vaughan in 1896......

Sweet Pea Butterfly
£1.30

Attractive hooded lilac flushed flowers on a white background......

Sweet Pea Cupani Original
£1.30

A mass of maroon and purple flowers on bushy plants. A collection from the wild in Sicily, probably .....

Sweet Pea Flora Norton
£1.30

A beautiful clear blue heirloom sweet pea. Introduced by Morse in 1905......

Sweet Pea Heirloom Bicolour Mix
£2.00

An unusual mix of the fashions - all the scent of classic heirloom grandifloras with two colours on .....

Sweet Pea Heirloom Mix
£2.00

Very easy to grow. A mix of "old fashioned" grandiflora Sweet Peas. Small and dainty flowers in prof.....

Sweet Pea Heirloom Pastel Mix
£2.00

A mix of gentle pastel colours with blues, cream, white and pinks including many of the oldest sweet.....

Sweet Pea Janet Scott
£1.30

Delicate pale pink flowers with a powerful fragrance. Introduced by W. Atlee Burpee in 1903......

Sweet Pea Lady Grisel Hamilton
£1.30

Clear lavender coloured, hooded flowers, usually three per stem. Introduced by Eckford in 1895......

Sweet Pea Lord Nelson
£1.30

Lord Nelson is a true navy blue - as you might expect - and beautifully scented. Introduced by House.....

Sweet Pea Mrs Collier
£1.30

The cream for the strawberries, this delightful heirloom grandiflora has deservedly stood the test o.....

Sweet Pea Mrs Walter Wright
£1.30

A rich lavender coloured heirloom grandiflora. Introduced by Henry Eckford in 1902......

Sweet Pea Painted Lady
£1.30

Dainty red and white flowers with an outstanding scent. One of the oldest sweet pea varieties in exi.....

Sweet Pea Prince of Orange
£1.30

New for 2011. One of our favourites! A striking clashing orange and pink bicolour......

Sweet Pea Queen Alexandra
£1.30

Introduced by Eckford, a fine scarlet of 1905, it was considered to be one of the best reds of its t.....

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