Perfect for displaying on patios, decks or in small space gardens. Cupid is a very fragrant heirloom, bush sweet pea, that looks particularly lovely planted in containers or hanging baskets. Cupidâ€™s short vines grow 15 to 20 cm (8 to 10 in) tall, then flower in gracefully cascading stems of rose-pink, picotee edged blossoms. These old fashioned beauties have an ambrosial sweet pea scent that perfumes the air around them.
Seed as early as weather permits in spring. Make a trench 7 cm (3 in) deep. Drop 3 to 4 seeds per foot of row. Cover seed with 2 cm (1 in) of soil. The seed can be soaked for quicker germination, but must be placed in cool, moist soil when seeding. Once plants are through soil cover with another 2 cm (1 in) of soil and repeat until trench is level with ground. Thin plants to 15 cm (6 in) apart. Support with netting, fence or lattice work. Sweet peas like an airy location to help prevent mildew. Fertilize every 2 weeks with 10-52-17 and liquid seaweed for strong healthy plants. For best results use Natureâ€™s Aid Legume Inoculant, an organic non-chemical product which enhances root growth and yield.