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Sicillian Sweetpea    

Fragrant, purple smaller than modern flowers, heirloom. Introduced to UK around 1700 by Sicillian monk named Franciscus Cupani.

Planted along bottom of trellis

This planting has been archived (Died).


Latest Milestone Dying

Quantity: 1

Plant Sweet pea Lathyrus odoratus 1769
Variety Cupani 52


Care Instructions

Try for a seed spacing of at approx. 2.48 inches (6.35 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) if planning to sow direct.

Sweet pea 'Cupani' normally grows to a mature height of 1.80 metres (that's 5.85 feet imperial) so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.

Your garden has full sun light - a partial sun position will ensure your plant thrives.

Your garden has combination soil: planting in loam soil will ensure your plant thrives.

Remember to water moderately.

More information about Sicillian Sweetpea is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Sicillian Sweetpea Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.

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Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived



They are really pretty. Love the veining on the lower petal.

Posted on 09 Sep 11 (almost 8 years ago)


Folia Helper

United Kingdom8b

Oh I can smell them from here. <3

Posted on 09 Sep 11 (almost 8 years ago)

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