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Sweet Pea 'Matucana'Lathyrus odoratus

Just £2.99

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1 packet (25 sweet pea seeds) £2.99 Out of Stock
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A lovely heirloom (Grandiflora) type, that was first introduced into Britain in the 17th century by Sicilian monk, Franciscus Cupani. Despite its slightly smaller flower size, Sweet Pea 'Matucana' retains the original captivating Sweet Pea fragrance that has become so characteristic in today's modern varieties. This striking bicolour produces masses of crimson and violet blooms on very bushy plants that are ideal for scrambling over obelisks. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 30cm (12")..

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Patio, Walls And Fences, Cottage Gardens, Scented Gardens, Cut Flower Garden

Hardy

Full sun

180cm (70.9in)

30cm (11.8in)

1 Packet (25 Sweet Pea Seeds) (TT06422)

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Feed and water sweet peas regularly throughout the growing season. When growing sweet peas it is essential to cut the flower stems frequently and deadhead faded blooms to prevent seedpods developing. This will encourage more blooms to be produced and extend the flowering period throughout summer.

Caution: Seeds are harmful if eaten.

Sow sweet pea seeds indoors in October for transplanting outdoors in spring, or direct sow outdoors from March to April.


In autumn, sow 3 seeds per 7.5cm (3") pot at a depth of 1cm (1/2") in free-draining, seed sowing compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) until germination which takes 10-21 days. Once germinated, grow sweet peas on in cooler conditions, before transferring to a cold frame for overwintering. Spring sowings can be made outdoors directly into drills at a depth of 2.5cm (1"), and a distance of 7.5cm (3") apart. Pinch out the growing points of each stem once the second pair of leaves has opened to encourage bushier growth.


In spring, plant out sweet peas at a distance of 23cm (9") apart in any well drained garden soil in full sun. Train the stems onto a suitable support such as trellis or a free standing climbing frame. Try using our sweet pea support rings to tie the stems to their growing supports while they become established.

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Reviews

the one to grow 2013-08-19

I am in love with this variety! Although I am an experienced gardener I had never attempted annual sweet peas. However, I saw this variety in a local open garden and had to try this year. Although I didn't have any success growing in the ground the greenhouse sown seeds survived and have been a delight. The colour is so subtle and, dare I say, 'designery' and the fragrance very strong. It has been a pleasure giving bunches to family and friends who have all swooned at Matucana's delights. I shall be growing this one forever!

delicious fragrance and understated beauty 2011-08-21

My third year growing this variety, faster to develop than the blousier spencer types I've grown previously, and longer lasting too, both in the ground and the vase; the fragrance is just superb, wonderful to grow a little piece of history too.