Posted: 11/06/2015 at 22:33
Yes, I did know Dove is your ma...I think I acknowledged that in my welcome post when you joined the forum......bet she's a top mum!
Love your pink sweet pea.
Generally the dark coloured sweet peas have the strongest scent and the best of all (and still available) is a variety named 'Cupani', named after a Sicilian monk by the name of Cupani who sent the seed of the wild sweet pea to Robert Uvedale of Enfield more than 300 years ago, and from this all our modern varieties are descended.
Sadly, as with many other flowers, hybridisation has resulted in some loss of scent, but most growers will recommend and supply varieties with scent as a priority.
Personally my own preference is for them to look good and scent is a secondary consideration.....this is from a show bench point of view, rather than for cut flowers, of course.