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SWEET PEA Old Spice Matucana

Lathyrus odoratus

Stock: Available

$4.00

Family: Fabaceae

Subfamily: Faboideae

Characteristics: Annual 200 cm

Seeds per packet: 10

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Unusual bicolour blooms beautifully fragrant that come in wine red and mauve-blue. Considered one of the most fragrant sweet peas The flowers are excellent for cutting. An excellent garden performer.

Traditionally the 17th of March, St Patrick's Day, is the date used as a guide for sowing sweet peas in many parts of Australia.

Pre-treatment: Soak seed in water overnight.

Sow: 25 mm deep.

Tropical climates: Late summer Autumn
Sub-tropical climates: Autumn
Temperate climates: Autumn
Cold climates: Spring or Late summer-mid Autumn.

Germination: 10-14 days.  

Seed can also be started by soaking seed overnight and placing on a moist paper towel and folding over. Put the paper towel with the seed in a plastic bag and place on top of the refrigerator. Check daily for moisture content and any seed that has germinated. Seed should start to germination in 3-5 days after which they can be sown at the required depth.    


      

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