A sweet pea introduced exclusively by Mr Fothergill’s has been awarded the prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).? The variety Pandemonium was given the accolade following a trial held at the Society’s Wisley, Surrey, garden and assessed by the Sweet Pea Subcommittee and National Sweet Pea Society.
Sweet Pea Pandemonium was bred in New Zealand by the world’s pre-eminent hybridiser of the Lathyrus genus Dr Keith Hammett.? On hearing of the success, Keith commented “I am delighted Pandemonium?s garden-worthiness has been acknowledged by the RHS, and that it is so popular in the UK, my country of birth”.
Mr Fothergill’s has developed close links to Keith Hammett, and its other recent exclusive sweet pea introductions include Jimelda, Sir Henry Cecil and Chelsea Centenary.? Pandemonium is a large flowered Spencer type with frilled pink ‘flake’ blooms borne on long, strong stems.? Ideal for cutting and garden display, Pandemonium is very sweetly scented.
A packet of 20 seeds of Pandemonium is priced at ?2.09, available from Mr Fothergill’s retail stockists throughout the UK.