DR KEITH HAMMETT
QSM, BSc (Hons), PhD
PLANT BREEDER

PLANT BREEDER
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Sweet Pea Cultivar Flowering Times

19-Jul-2017

More than meets the eye What is most often overlooked with Sweet Peas, is that different strains have been developed that have the ability to flower at different times of the year. The original Sweet Pea comes from Sicily and this must have over twelve hours of daylight each day..

Sweet Success - by Jennifer Stackhouse, TASWEEKEND FEBRUARY 18-19, 2017

03-Jul-2017

"Developing a new plant variety can take a long time. The packets of sweet peas I am going to plant in my garden this autumn represent a lifetime of work for Dr Keith Hammett, who has been breeding sweet peas for more than 60 years – initially in England and for the past 50 years in his ad..

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Sweet Pea Cultivar Flowering Times

19-Jul-2017

More than meets the eye What is most often overlooked with Sweet Peas, is that different strains have been developed that have the ability to flower at different times of the year. The original Sweet Pea comes from Sicily and this must have over twelve hours of daylight each day..

Sweet Success - by Jennifer Stackhouse, TASWEEKEND FEBRUARY 18-19, 2017

03-Jul-2017

"Developing a new plant variety can take a long time. The packets of sweet peas I am going to plant in my garden this autumn represent a lifetime of work for Dr Keith Hammett, who has been breeding sweet peas for more than 60 years – initially in England and for the past 50 years in his ad..

The Great Sweet Pea Challenge - New Zealand Gardener April 2017

03-Jul-2017

Bee Dawson investigates the fascinating history of Sweet Peas in the April 2017 edition of New Zealand Gardener and announces the Great Sweet Pea Challenge, ... Read the full article (/pdf/S.Pea Contest NZG April2017 .pdf) ..

Tree Dahlias

29-Jun-2017

Dahlia imperialis is the best-known Tree Dahlia in Northern New Zealand. It can grow to 3 or more metres in height and flowers briefly in May, usually coinciding with strong equinoxal winds. Its’ hollow stems frequently succumb. The most commonly seen form has large pendulous “pocket..

Cosmos astrosanguineus

20-Jun-2017

The Story of Cosmos astrosanguineus by Graham Rice - The Plantsman, New Series Volume 16 Part 2, June 2017 Chocolate Cosmos, Cosmos astrosanguineus, has been intriguing botanists and captivating gardeners since it arrived in Britain from Mexico in 1861 ... View the full article (/pdf/..

Sweet Peas - Flakes and Stripes

20-Jun-2017

Until a few years ago, the Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus) was a relatively unusual garden plant in that it behaved as a pure inbreeding species and all the variations we saw in the modern Sweet Pea arose as mutations. In contrast, most other ornamental garden plants owe their variation to charact..

Useful article from Australia on how to grow Sweet Peas

16-Apr-2015

Sweet peas (Lathyrus odorata) are annual climbing plants with fragrant and romantically ruffled, pea-shaped blooms. Though they have intoxicated cottage gardeners since their discovery way back in 1695, I had no burning desire to grow them. At least I didn’t until a recent, fateful, visit ..



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Useful article from Australia on how to grow Sweet Peas

16-Apr-2015

Sweet peas (Lathyrus odorata) are annual climbing plants with fragrant and romantically ruffled, pea-shaped blooms. Though they have intoxicated cottage gardeners since their discovery way back in 1695, I had no burning desire to grow them. At least I didn’t until a recent, fateful, visit ..

Success with Sweet Peas article from Garden News Feb 21 2015

26-Feb-2015

Garden News February 21 2015 Article (/pdf/Garden News February 21 2015 Article.pdf)..

Developing a yellow Sweet Pea

29-Jan-2015

Latest update on the development of a yellow Sweet Pea. read more here (https://www.rhs.org.uk/about-the-rhs/publications/magazines/the-plantsman/2014-issues/december/developing-a-yellow-sweet-pea)..

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