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Renee's Garden Sweet Pea Cupani's Original (Heirloom)

Renee's Garden Sweet Pea Cupani's Original (Heirloom)

A Vigorous & Heat-Tolerant Heirloom Treasure

Sweet Pea - Cupani's Original (Heirloom) - Lathyrus odoratus

This 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.

Soil & Water:Sweet peas must have well-drained soil, so dig deeply and enrich with aged manure or compost before sowing seeds. Water well and mulch as vines grow.

Planting & Growing:Sow seeds in full sun in cool early spring weather (as early as the ground can be worked). In mild winter climates, where the ground does not freeze, sweet peas can be planted in the fall. Erect a well-anchored trellis, fence, or vertical netting for these climbing vines before planting seeds. Seedlings will form strong root systems, then overwinter to bloom vigorously in the spring. Plant seeds 1" deep and 2 - 3" apart. When seedlings are 2" tall, thin to 4-5" apart to allow plants room to mature. Sweet peas bloom best before the weather gets too hot. Where summer heat comes on fast, they'll appreciate a spot with afternoon shade. Anchor supports well as vies will grow heavy with bloom. Protect seedlings from birds, slugs, and snails. For longest bloom, pick flowers often and keep faded blossoms cut.

Soil Temperature: above 50°F
Planting Depth: 1"
Germination: 10-14 Days
Height At Maturity: 6-8 feet
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 4-5"
Approx Seeds per Pack: Approx. 35-40 Seeds
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Description

Sweet Pea - Cupani's Original (Heirloom) - Lathyrus odoratus

This 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.

Soil & Water:Sweet peas must have well-drained soil, so dig deeply and enrich with aged manure or compost before sowing seeds. Water well and mulch as vines grow.

Planting & Growing:Sow seeds in full sun in cool early spring weather (as early as the ground can be worked). In mild winter climates, where the ground does not freeze, sweet peas can be planted in the fall. Erect a well-anchored trellis, fence, or vertical netting for these climbing vines before planting seeds. Seedlings will form strong root systems, then overwinter to bloom vigorously in the spring. Plant seeds 1" deep and 2 - 3" apart. When seedlings are 2" tall, thin to 4-5" apart to allow plants room to mature. Sweet peas bloom best before the weather gets too hot. Where summer heat comes on fast, they'll appreciate a spot with afternoon shade. Anchor supports well as vies will grow heavy with bloom. Protect seedlings from birds, slugs, and snails. For longest bloom, pick flowers often and keep faded blossoms cut.

Soil Temperature: above 50°F
Planting Depth: 1"
Germination: 10-14 Days
Height At Maturity: 6-8 feet
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 4-5"
Approx Seeds per Pack: Approx. 35-40 Seeds

While Renee's Garden seeds are not all certified organic, they do not sell treated or GMO seeds and have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge.”

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.125"W x 0.1"H

Features

  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Good Cut Flower
  • Grow on a Trellis
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Heirloom
  • Requires Staking
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Useful for Ornamental

Characteristics

Bloom Season : Spring
Bloom Season : Summer
Flower Color : Mix
Flower Color : Pink
Growth Habit : Vining
Life Cycle : Annual
Plant Usage : Attracts Bees/Butterflies
Plant Usage : Attracts Birds
Plant Usage : Ornamental
Planting Time : Fall
Planting Time : Spring
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Sun Requirements : Full Sun

Planting & Care

Soil & Water:Sweet peas must have well-drained soil, so dig deeply and enrich with aged manure or compost before sowing seeds. Water well and mulch as vines grow.

Planting & Growing:Sow seeds in full sun in cool early spring weather (as early as the ground can be worked). In mild winter climates, where the ground does not freeze, sweet peas can be planted in the fall. Erect a well-anchored trellis, fence, or vertical netting for these climbing vines before planting seeds. Seedlings will form strong root systems, then overwinter to bloom vigorously in the spring. Plant seeds 1" deep and 2 - 3" apart. When seedlings are 2" tall, thin to 4-5" apart to allow plants room to mature. Sweet peas bloom best before the weather gets too hot. Where summer heat comes on fast, they'll appreciate a spot with afternoon shade. Anchor supports well as vies will grow heavy with bloom. Protect seedlings from birds, slugs, and snails. For longest bloom, pick flowers often and keep faded blossoms cut.

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