I see a Sweet Pea and I want it painted ‘(Almost) Black!’ A refreshing, bold alternative to your traditional Lathyrus, ‘Almost Black’ will rock your world with deliciously FRAGRANT, darkest maroon blooms and a climbing, twining habit to 6’ tall. But don’t let its darkness fool you, this guy does best in the sun - some shade OK. Plant this hardy annual as early as possible for best results – as soon as the ground is workable. Looks smashing planted with almost any other Sweet Pea – especially maroon and white streaked ‘Wiltshire Ripple’ or pure white ‘Mrs. Collier’. Big thanks to New Zealand breeder Keith Hammett for bringing this rad new sweet pea to light. Best planted in rich, well-drained soil. Self-sows!