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
£1.50

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

Sweet Pea Annie Gilroy
£1.50

A super variety for garden performance. Lots of delicate bright pink flowers from top to bottom. Gro.....

Sweet Pea Black Knight
£1.50

A striking dark sweet pea. Introduced by Eckford in 1898 and described as an erect dark claret stand.....

Sweet Pea Cupani Original
£1.50

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

Sweet Pea Flora Norton
£1.50

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

Sweet Pea Heirloom Bicolour Mix
£2.30

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

Sweet Pea Heirloom Flake Mix
£2.30

Sweetly scented "flaked" heirlooms sweet peas - flowers with a white background and red or maroon st.....

Sweet Pea Heirloom Mix
£2.30

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

Sweet Pea Heirloom Pastel Mix
£2.30

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

Sweet Pea Henry Eckford
£1.50

Named by and for the "Father of the Sweet Pea", this stunningly unusual heirloom grandiflora orange-.....

Sweet Pea Lord Nelson
£1.50

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

Sweet Pea Matucana
£1.50

With maroon standard petals and deep mauve wings, Matucana has the colouring of the earliest sweet p.....

Sweet Pea Mrs Collier
£1.50

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

Sweet Pea Painted Lady
£1.50

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

Sweet Pea Prima Donna
£1.50

This is the excellent pure pink self coloured Sweet Pea introduced by Henry Eckford in 1896. It is t.....

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