Plant ID forum: Sweet Pea?

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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Apr 26, 2015 12:14 PM CST
I planted a couple of seeds from an old box. One didn't survive. They were marked Sweet Peas. Can you tell if it may, indeed, be a Sweet Pea?


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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Apr 26, 2015 12:21 PM CST
Looks like morning glory to me.
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Apr 26, 2015 12:58 PM CST
Well, I guess I'll just have to let it grow a little more to be sure. Thanks, Carol!
Name: Sue
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sooby
Apr 26, 2015 1:05 PM CST
It's a morning glory or something related. The leaves are wrong for a sweet pea.
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Apr 26, 2015 1:59 PM CST
Thanks, Sue. We really can't grow sweet peas here successfully. Just too hot, unless they're started in fall. Still, they won't last long. I will let this seed grow and see what it becomes.

I found some old seeds in an old pill box. My aunt planned to have an antique shop after she retired. She died before she could fulfill her dream. I have a garage and attic full of "stuff." I'm gradually going through it, but I'm drawn to all the little things...like this little box of surprises.


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The little seed pk. is only 3"x2"
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Apr 26, 2015 4:11 PM CST
Cool and exciting find!
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Apr 26, 2015 8:01 PM CST
I'm going to plant a few more, @porkpal. I may have mixed up the plant tags on the pots in the greenhouse. Would be neat if seeds that old would be viable. I think Farmers Seed Co. has been in business since 1950.
Name: Celia
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Zencat
Apr 26, 2015 8:40 PM CST
If these are morning glory, those seeds can be viable for 50 years. Or so I've read. Those seeds in the tin(which is neat Lovey dubby )do look like sweet pea seeds.
Name: Greene
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greene
Apr 26, 2015 9:11 PM CST
The plants look like Morning Glory to my old eyes.
I will be watching this thread to see what other gems you can resurrect from that treasure trove. Thumbs up
Would you consider posting photos of the other seeds you will be planting.
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