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Heirloom Sweet Peas

Cupani's Original

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Heirloom Sweet Peas

Cupani's Original

(Lathyrus odoratus)
Ours is an especially strong blooming strain of this heat tolerant treasured heirloom. Its ancestry can be traced t...
(Lathyrus odoratus)
Ours is an especially strong blooming strain of this heat tolerant treasured heirloom. Its ancestry can be traced to the first wild sweet peas from Sicily named for Father Francis Cupani, the Italian monk who discovered and sent them back to England in the 17th century. These intensely perfumed, beautifully bicolored flowers have petals of deep maroon purple and orchid-violet. The fragrance of these classic simple blossoms truly wafts in the air, delighting every passerby.
Seed Count: 35-40 / Weight: 3 gms
$ 2.79

ANNUAL CLIMBING VINE

Spring/summer bloom
Frost tolerant

 

EASIEST TO START OUTDOORS

Sweet peas must have well drained soil, so dig deeply and enrich with aged manure or compost before sowing seeds. Erect a well-anchored trellis, vertical netting or other support for vines before planting. Sow seeds in full sun in cool early spring weather as early as the ground can be worked. In mild winter areas, where the ground does not freeze, seeds can be planted in fall to form strong root systems, then overwinter to bloom strongly in spring. Plant seeds 1 inch deep and 2 to 3 inches apart. When seedlings are 2 inches tall, thin them 4 to 5 inches apart, to allow plants room to mature.


GROWING NOTES

Sweet peas bloom best before the weather gets too hot, so if spring planting, sow as soon as ground can worked. Where summer heat comes on fast, they’ll appreciate a spot with afternoon shade. Anchor supports well as vines will grow heavy with bloom. Protect seedlings from birds, slugs and snails. Mulch and keep well watered. For longest bloom, pick flowers often and keep faded blossoms cut.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

Feb. – Apr.
Mild Climates: Fall
Full sun
1 inch
2 – 3 inches
12 – 28 days
6 – 8 feet

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

Feb. – Apr.
Mild Climates: Fall
Full sun
1 inch
2 – 3 inches
12 – 28 days
6 – 8 feet

Plant In

Feb. – Apr.
Mild Climates: Fall

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

1 inch

Space Seeds

2 – 3 inches

Days To Germinate

12 – 28 days

Mature Height

6 – 8 feet

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