Sweet pea ‘Matucana’
Seeds per packet: 25
One of the first sweet peas to be introduced to the UK around 1700 by a Silician monk named Franciscus Cupani. Although the flower size is smaller than modern varieties this is made up for by the enthralling fragrance. This is a hardy annual climber that’s superb for arches, trellises and obelisks. Sow October to January indoors or March to April outdoors. Prefers a well-drained soil in full sun. Flowers in summer.
Soak seeds overnight in warm water before sowing 1cm deep, 3 seeds per 7.5cm pot, in free-draining, damp, seed compost.
Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and place in a position at 20-25°C until after germination, which takes 7-21 days. Do not exclude light.
Spring sowings can be sown outdoors, 2.5cm deep, in drills (channels) 7.5cm apart.
Over winter October sown plants in cooler conditions, such as a cold frame, before planting out in the spring, when the ground has warmed, 23-30cm apart.
Pinch out the growing point once the second pair of leaves has opened. Water freely in dry weather. Remove faded flowers regularly to encourage more blooms.
Caution: these seeds are harmful if eaten.
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