Lathyrus odoratus 'Matucana' is an old-fashioned sweet pea, bearing strongly scented maroon and purple flowers. It's perfect for growing in a sunny border and will quickly climb a trellis or obelisk. It can also be grown in containers.
For best results grow Lathyrus odoratus 'Matucana' in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Provide support, and remove dead flowers regularly to prolong blooming.
Plant type: Hardy annual
Flower colour: Purple
Foliage colour: Blue-green
Feature: Scented flowers
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
Skill level: Beginner
Time to plant seeds: October to March
Flowering period: July to October
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