Anyone who's ever smelled them knows it's true: no cottage garden is complete without sweet peas. And Cupani, being one of the oldest varieties (1699), is practically a ‘grande dame’.
Her incredible scent turns any area into a magical garden and her two-toned blossoms are simply delightful.
She’s the perfect romantic climber for fences, arches and obelisks.
Height: 180cm (70")
Hardiness: Hardy annual
Where: Full sun
When: January to March inside, April to May outside. For better germination, soak the seeds overnight before sowing them.
Spacing: 30cm (12")
Harvesting/Flowering: May to October
Tip: Regularly picking the flowers (for your vases) will encourage lots of new flowers to grow.
A paradise for insects
Photos: Janina Laszlo