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Sweet peas are the nation's favourite annuals, and they are divided into the modern Spencer types and the old-fashioned sorts that include 'Matucana'. This variety is close to the wild plant and has strongly scented maroon and purple flowers. Grow in fertile, well-drained soil and in full sun. Provide support, and remove dead flowers regularly.
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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