Lathyrus odoratus ‘Grandiflora Matucana’ | Sweet Pea Vine Seeds

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Lathyrus odoratus ‘Grandiflora Matucana’ sweet pea vine seeds have a rich, sweet fragrance and beautiful colors. Plant these heirloom seeds in the spring for a stunning summer bloom. Enjoy the beauty of this sweet-smelling vine in your garden. 

Lathyrus commonly known as Sweet pea, Everlasting pea, Peavines, Perennial pea, Bitter vetch, Meadow vetchling, Yellow vetchling, Persian everlasting pea, Chickling pea or Spring vetchling are annuals, herbaceous or evergreen perennials from sunny, sandy or pebbly banks, grassy slopes, wasteland or open woodland in N. temperate regions, N. and E. Africa, and temperate South America. Grown for their showy, pea-like, often fragrant flowers in many colors 1-3 in. (3-7cm). Many are climbers with tendrils; others are clump-forming. No serious problems with a long blooming season. 

USES: Growing over shrubs, Banks, Trellis, Arches, Annual borders, Cut flowers, Rock garden, Woodland garden, Cottage garden, Herbaceous border, Landscaping, Containers, Naturalized areas, Slopes, Vertical spaces, Drought tolerant garden, Screen/Privacy, Butterfly gardens

TOLERATES: Drought, Erosion

Botanical Name: Lathyrus odoratus ‘Grandiflora Matucana’

Common Name: (Grandiflora Series) Sweet pea, Duft-Wicke

Synonyms: L. cyprius, L. maccaguenii, L. odoratus-zeylanicus

Type: Winged stem Annual climber 

Flower Color: Very fragrant. Intense deep purple with bluish-mauve wings

Flowering Time: June to September

Plant Height: 6 ½ ft. (200cm)

Plant Width: 2-3 ft. (60-91cm)

Light Requirements: Full sun or light, dappled shade

Water Requirements: Moist

Soil Requirements: Fertile, humus rich, well drained soil.

USDA Zone: 9-10

AHS Heat Zone: 8-1

Sowing Instructions (Cliff Notes Version): Soak seed and sow in containers in a cold frame in early spring. Seed of annuals may be sown on site in mid spring or autumn. Pre soak or chip seeds and sow on site in mild areas. 

Misc: Incorporate well-rotted organic matter in the season before planting, and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks while in growth and deadhead regularly to get the best flower from L. odoratus

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