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Lathyrus Odoratus 'Cupani' (Sweet Pea Seed Cupani'S Original)


Lathyrus Odoratus 'Cupani' (Sweet Pea Seed Cupani'S Original)

One of the most powerfully scented sweet peas


This sweet pea was first introduced to the UK in 1699 when a Sicilian monk, Francis Cupani, sent seeds of this highly fragrant annual to Dr Robert Uvedale, a teacher from Enfield, Middlesex. Thanks to its delicious scent the sweet pea has gained popularity throughout the centuries and over 400 years later the range of colours has increased enormously. Many of the modern varieties however lack the scent of their older relatives, which is why we have included this old variety in our collection. The flowers may be a little smaller than their recently introduced cousins, but they have a brilliant two-tone colour and the scent is to die for. You simply wont find a sweet pea with a better scent than this one.


  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soilto fast-growing
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Flower colour: burgundy and purple
  • Other Features: intensely fragrant flowers
  • Hardiness: hardy perennial
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