Pea, Tom Thumb Sweet


Pisum sativum

Minimum: 15+ seeds

Add a touch of charm and fragrance to your garden with Tom Thumb Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus) seeds. Known for their compact growth and delightful scent, these sweet peas are perfect for small spaces, containers, and borders. Enjoy the vibrant colors and sweet aroma of these low-maintenance blooms, ideal for gardeners of all experience levels.

Key Features:

  1. Compact Growth: Tom Thumb Sweet Pea plants grow to a manageable height of 6-12 inches, making them perfect for small gardens, containers, and window boxes.
  2. Fragrant Blooms: Enjoy the delightful, sweet fragrance of these charming flowers, which attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
  3. Vibrant Colors: This variety offers a stunning array of colors, including shades of pink, purple, white, and red, adding a splash of color to any garden.
  4. Easy to Grow: Ideal for beginner gardeners, Tom Thumb Sweet Pea plants are low-maintenance and easy to care for, thriving in various conditions.
  5. Versatile Use: Perfect for edging, borders, containers, and cut flower arrangements, these sweet peas add beauty and fragrance wherever they are planted.


  • Plant Type: Tom Thumb Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus)
  • Height: Grows to 6-12 inches tall
  • Spread: 6-12 inches wide
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
  • Sun Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Requirements: Prefers well-draining, fertile soil
  • Watering Needs: Moderate watering; keep soil consistently moist


  • Compact Beauty: Ideal for small gardens and containers, providing vibrant color and fragrance without taking up much space.
  • Fragrant Blooms: Enjoy the sweet, pleasant scent that attracts pollinators, enhancing the health of your garden.
  • Color Variety: Brighten your garden with a range of beautiful colors, perfect for creating stunning displays.
  • Low Maintenance: Easy to grow and care for, making them suitable for gardeners of all levels.
  • Versatile Planting: Use in borders, edging, containers, and as cut flowers for indoor arrangements.

Growing Tips:

  1. Planting: Sow seeds directly in the garden in early spring or start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Plant seeds 1 inch deep and 2 inches apart.
  2. Light: Provide full sun to partial shade for optimal growth and blooming.
  3. Watering: Keep soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water regularly, especially during dry periods.
  4. Soil: Sweet peas thrive in well-draining, fertile soil. Enrich soil with compost or organic matter for best results.
  5. Maintenance: Minimal maintenance required. Pinch back growing tips to encourage bushier growth. Remove spent flowers to prolong blooming.


  • Gardening: Perfect for small gardens, containers, and window boxes, adding a touch of color and fragrance to any space.
  • Edging and Borders: Use as an attractive edging plant or to define garden borders with its compact growth and colorful blooms.
  • Cut Flowers: Harvest blooms for fragrant indoor arrangements, bringing the sweet scent and vibrant colors indoors.
  • Pollinator Gardens: Attract and support beneficial pollinators like bees and butterflies, contributing to a healthy garden ecosystem.

Order your Tom Thumb Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus) seeds today and enjoy the compact beauty, vibrant colors, and delightful fragrance of these charming blooms in your garden.