Japanese Sweet Peas from Colombia

Japanese Sweet Peas from Colombia

The flower business is abuzz with the arrival of a new product: Japanese Sweet Peas, grown in Colombia in cooperation with the Universal Flower Company from Tokyo. These sweet peas are a phenomenal product, with four flowers per stem and a lifespan of five to seven days. They come wrapped in typical Japanese packaging and are available all year long.



The Japanese Sweet Peas come with a biogel that keeps the stems turgid and hydrated. After being left to hydrate overnight, the flowers are ready to be examined.

The varieties of Japanese Sweet Peas from Colombia include:

  • Azusa: a deeply saturated rich purple with a satin sheen


  • Shiori: a charming, romantic pale lavender


  • Momoko: a light pink and dark pink mix


  • Chihiro: a ripple or flake variegation of dark pink on a light pink field


  • Neki: a warm tone of blush with hints of peach


  • Kaori: a pale blush


  • Naomi: a true cream color


  • Yuki: a pure white


The selection is expected to expand as the growers learn more about how to cultivate the product in Colombia.


It is speculated that sweet peas originated in the Andes, as it is unusual that the original hybrid species, discovered in Sicily in 1696, only had two flowers. Sweet peas have been cultivated for 5,000 years, so it seems unlikely that they were unknown until that time. The species was rediscovered in Quito towards the end of the 20th century, and now sweet peas have come full circle back to the Andes.


The Japanese Sweet Peas from Colombia are a beautiful and romantic addition to the flower business. They are available all year long, and come in a variety of colors and patterns. With their strong stems and five to seven-day lifespan, they are perfect for weddings and events. Look for them in Mayesh Direct BoxLots or ask an associate at your location.

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