Sweet Pea Cupani

Overview

Botanical Name: Lathryus odoratus

First recorded by Cupani, a Fransiscan monk in Palermo, Sicily, the flowers are a deep blue with a purple 'wing'. A grandiflora type it has smaller flowers than the Spencer types but it is sweeter smelling and has greater heat tolerance. A hardy annual, flowering the same year from a Spring sowing. Prefers a sunny position and well-drained soil.

We hope you enjoy these sweet pea seeds, just another great example of flower seeds from Mr Fothergill’s!

Plant Height: 180cm

How To Grow

Sow 1.5cm deep in flowering position. Thin out to 20cm apart. Train young plants up a fence or wall, or support with sticks or netting. Pick regularly to prolong flowering period.

When To Plant

South Island: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec

North Island: Feb, Mar, Apr, May

Flowering

12-14 weeks