There are many hundreds of varieties of Sweet Peas. In such a number many are found more suited than others for special purposes and, trying to make things as simple as possible for the reader, I proceed to set out these. To a large extent I shall be guided by the decisions of the National Sweet Pea Society, which has, each year since it was founded, issued lists of best varieties drawn up by a committee of the cleverest experts in Britain.

Sweet Peas Grown For Exhibition

Whites

King White.

Edna May.

Etta Dyke.

King White Sweet Pea
"King White" Sweet Pea

Creams

Dobbie's Cream.

Clara Curtis.

Dobbie's Cream The Best Cream Coloured Waved Variety.
Dobbie's Cream - The Best Cream Coloured Waved Variety.

Crimsons

Sunproof Crimson.

Maud Holmes.

Rose and Carmine

John Ingman.

Rosabelle.

Orange

Thomas Stevenson (orange scarlet).

Edrom Beauty (orange pink).

Pink

Elfrida Pearson (pale).

Hercules (deep).

Cream Pink

Duchess of Portland.

Duchess of Portland - One Of The Best Cream-Pinks
Duchess of Portland - One Of The Best Cream-Pinks

Mrs. Hugh Dickson.

Margaret Atlee (deep).

Mrs. R. Hallam (deep).

Blush

Princess Victoria.

Agricola (lilac blush).

Cerise

Edith Taylor.

Illuminator.

Lavender

Lavender George Herbert.

Mrs. Heslington.

R. F. Felton.

Bicolor

Mrs Cuthbertson (rose and white).

Marks Tey (maroon and mauve).

Maroon

King Manoel.

Nubian.

Mauve

Queen of Norway.

New Marquis.

Salmon

Barbara or Melba (require shading).

Purple

Royal Purple.

Scarlet

Red Star.

Dobbie's Scarlet.

Picotee-edged

Mrs. C. W. Breadmore (cream ground).

Elsie Herbert (white ground).

Fancy

May Campbell (cream marbled carmine).

Charles Foster (pale mauve and pink.)

Sweet Peas For Garden Decoration

(and cutting freely; also for market or other purpose).

Duplex Spencer - Semi-double Cream Pink.

Nora Unwin - Fine White.

Illuminator - Cerise pink flushed Salmon.

Mrs. Heslington - Lavender.

Rosabelle - Rose.

Nubian - Maroon.

Thomas Stevenson - Orange Scarlet.

Sunproof Crimson or Maud Holmes - Crimson.

Dobbie's Cream - Cream.

Princess Victoria - Blush Pink.

Mrs. Cuthbertson - Rose and White bicolor

Princess Mary - - Clear Blue.

Sweet Peas For Table Decoration

Dobbie's Cream - Cream.

Mrs. Heslington - Lavender.

Lady Miller - Pale Salmon.

Barbara or Melba - Deep Salmon.

Mrs. C. W. Breadmore - Buff and Rose.

Illuminator - Pink and Salmon.

Elsie Herbert - White, edged Rose.

Thomas Stevenson - Orange Scarlet.

Edrom Beauty - Light Orange Pink.

Mrs. Hugh Dickson - Cream Pink.

Doris Usher - Deep Cream Pink.

Dobbie's Scarlet - Scarlet.