Nimbus is the most dramatic Spencer variety it has been our pleasure to grow… long stemmed pale blooms are marbled with inky blue-black with dark edged wings that roll gently under, the colour mellowing to deepest plum over time. Beautiful and divinely scented too. Height can be over 180cm.
Price for 15 seeds
What is so amazing about Nimbus?
Perhaps it is easier to tell you what isn’t amazing about Nimbus…I can’t find anything! These have long stemmed blooms – perfect for a vase. The colour is sumptuous, the contrast between the pale background and the dark markings is perfection: the drama I have written about. The scent is outstanding. The individual flowers are a good size. This variety is relatively new, introduced in 1996, now a favourite for showing combined with excellent garden performance. They are tall, 180cm should be expected and they can reach over 200cm. For bushier plants pinch out the growing tips when plants have 4 pairs of leaves – this encourages the plant to produce side shoots from near the base, perfect for growing at home and producing lots and lots of flowers.
Specialist exhibition growers will have their own library of tricks but will not pinch out instead grow on a single stem to concentrate all the plants efforts in that place. Remember they are growing for a particular competition date and are not desiring a long season of continuous flowers.
The simple way to enjoy lots of flowers is to keep picking and deadheading and your sweet peas will keep on flowering.