Lathyrus odoratus 'Matucana'

Lathyrus odoratus 'Matucana'

Sweet pea

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Lathyrus odoratus 'Matucana'
  • Common name: Sweet pea
  • Plant type: Annual
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 2.5m

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • BlueGreen
  • Features: Scented flowers

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Lathyrus odoratus 'Matucana'

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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil, Needs regular watering in pots
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested

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