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Sweet pea 'Cupani'    

Lathyrus odoratus

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Belonging to the Sweet pea genus (Lathyrus odoratus 'Cupani'), Cupani is a variety of Sweet pea. Cupani is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety. Blooms typically mature to a diameter of 2.5 cm (0.97 inches imperial) and produce a honey-like fragrance, whilst displaying in these approximate colours:   Crimson and   Blue-violet. Leaves appear approximately as a   Sap green colour.

Intensely fragrant blooms.

It is an Flower and is treated mainly as a Annual, This means that it grows best over the course of a single year. Cupani normally grows with a climbing habit to a mature height of 1.80 metres (that's 5.85 feet imperial). This variety tends to bloom in mid spring.

Italy is believed to be where Cupani originates from.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Cupani Sweet pea is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Cupani have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Cupani

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Position in a partial sun location and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Cupani is thought of as half hardy, so it will require protection in frosts and low temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 7 - 10 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant.

Growing Cupani from seed

Don’t soak or chip before sowing.

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 2.48 inches (6.35 cm) between Sweet pea plants. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 10°C / 50°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Cupani about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Cupani

As Cupani is half hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out (around 16°C / 61°F as a guideline) - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Cupani about 28 days before your last frost date.

Harvesting Cupani

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid spring.

Sweet pea Cupani Etymology

Sicilian monk Cupani sent seed of the wild Sweet Pea to Robert Uvedale of Enfield more than 300 years ago.

Other Names for Sweet pea 'Cupani'

Cupani’s Original, Father Cupani’s

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