Congratulate Your Loved Ones with Sweet Peas
Sweet Pea that goes by the scientific name Lathyrus odoratus is a beautiful flowering plant which is a native of China Family of Pulses. The meaning of the two words in the scientific name is very attractive and fragrant. Till the date, there are over 1000 varieties of this flowering plant, and all the flowers are exceptionally gorgeous. In many countries, these flowers are used in the congratulations flower bouquet, making it a perfect choice for gifting. Because of the sweet fragrance, it is not a surprise that the flower is used in various floral arrangements.
The sweet pea flower was first developed in the eighteenth century. It was brought by F. Kupani, a Sicilian priest, to England. The plant rapidly got famous in England as it turned into a top choice of the king. Breeding projects quickly settled numerous cultivars of this flower. Indeed, no special occasion, be it a birthday party or a wedding or home gathering was over without the sweet pea! It was renowned during the Victorian time when it was referred to as the Queen of Annuals. Sweet pea blossoms are also planted on Good Friday because of some spiritual significance of this plant.
The flower is used for saying goodbye, for congratulating someone on their success, or for a bittersweet departure. Furthermore, in France and some other countries, this flower is used in wedding ceremonies to decorate the venue, and people present these as a good luck and congratulations flowers to the bride. So, whether someone wants to express gratitude, say goodbye, or want to congratulate, it is the perfect flower gift for someone special.
Tips to Grow Sweet Peas at Home
- Sweet peas need very much dug soil to 2 feet in depth.
- The dirt must be lavishly manured with a lot of leaf form and cow compost.
- Sweet peas are specific about an open sunny position. Try not to develop the plant in shade or insufficient light.
- After the soil is solid and steady, water the bed earlier at night.
- Sweet peas are generally defenceless to water logging, ensuring that the soil has great drainage limits.
- Plant the seeds at a depth of around 1 cm when the soil is clammy.
- The separation between two seeds should be around 10 cm from one another.
- Cover the seeds with little meshed chicken wire or straw to save the seeds from the birds.
- In hill stations, try not to water till seeds sprout, however in rest of India, the soil is sure to turn out to be excessively dry and may require light watering, to moisten it.
So, that is how you can grow a sweet peas plant at your home garden to enjoy a beautiful view of blooming blooms. If that’s not possible for you, you can always head on to a florist to buy the gorgeous flowers.