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

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

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Common Name: Sweet Pea
Hardiness Zone: Annual Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jun-Jul
Mature Height: 6-8' Spacing: 4-5"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Fragrance: Yes
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More tolerant of heat than some Sweet Peas, 'Cupani's Original' is named for a 17th century Italian monk who discovered these beauties growing wild in Sicily. The plant's fragrant bicolor blooms mix colors of merlot, pale violet, and deep purple.

We recommend growing Sweet Peas on our large Chateau Tuteur. Click here to order.

For information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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Of the 3 plants, only 1 lived through the summer. That one never produced a single blossom. I even kept them in part shade as to not get scorched by the southern summer sun.

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Absolute disappointment

I purchased these in March of 2020. They were rather pricy, though I justified the nearly $30 for three plants with the anticipation of having many seeds to collect and sow in subsequent seasons. The plants arrived in relatively good condition in late April, however it was still too cold to plant them outside. When they were finally moved outside near the end of May, they struggled for the rest of the spring as well as all summer. One plant died. One of the remaining two viable plants finally produced ONE flower in August, however the high winds from Hurricane Isaias did away with that rather quickly. Since none of the plants set seed, there was nothing to collect, so I'm sowing from purchased seed this year. I would not consider purchasing these plants again.

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Growing guide

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Grow Sweet Peas (Lathyrus odoratus) in well-drained soil in full sun. These fragrant climbers prefer cool, moist soil around their roots. Either plant low-growing annuals around them to shade the roots, or apply a layer of mulch. Sweet peas thrive in alkaline soils, so add lime if your soil is acidic. For climbing varieties, provide at least 6' of vertical support at planting time.

For information on planting and care of annuals, click here.

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