Sweet Pea

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Sweet Pea

The Sweet Pea is April's flower, and the floral symbol for the 30th anniversary of marriage.

About the Flower

Flower Meaning: Delicate Pleasure

Their name is derived from the Greek word, lathyros, for "pea" or "pulse," and the Latin word for "fragrant," odoratus. Sweet peas owe their diversity to Henry Eckford, who, during the 1800s, earned the name, "Father of the Sweet Pea," for breeding numerous improvements in colour, flower size and flower structure into this species, which grew wild in its native Italy. Commercial sweet peas are treated after cutting to prolong their vase life, garden-cut ones may only last one or two days but commercial sweet peas can last up to a week.

Soft fragrance and delicate appearance makes sweet pea attractive in dainty arrangements and bridal design.

Colors they come in: Pink, lavender, purple, red, white.

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