Lathyrus odoratus 'Painted Lady'

Best sweet peas for scent

Discover five of the most intensely fragrant sweet pea varieties, in our feature.

Many sweet pea varieties are fragrant, but certain cultivars have a particularly intense, rich perfume.

Traditionally, it’s the heirloom Grandiflora-type sweet peas that have been grown for fragrance, but don’t discount the Spencer and modern Grandiflora-types. Modern Grandifloras combine the scent of old Grandifloras with the large flowers and long stems of the Spencer-types.

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