Sweet Pea Grandiflora Matucana

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The flowers are a striking deep blue with purple wings, slightly smaller than modern hybrids but certainly one of the highest scented varieties with an enthralling fragrance.

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Sweet Pea Grandiflora Matucana

Sweet Pea Grandiflora Matucana. A stunning Grandiflora Heirloom variety, one of the first Sweet Pea varieties introduced to the UK around 1700 and recorded as early as 1543 in Sicily. The flowers are a striking deep blue with purple wings, slightly smaller than modern hybrids but certainly one of the highest scented varieties with an enthralling fragrance.

Cultivation Advice Sweet Pea Grandiflora Matucana

Days To Germination: 10-14 days.

Optimum Soil Temp for Germination 70F.

Planting Depth: ½ -1 inch.

  • Seed is best started undercover from 4-6 weeks before last frost in pots,
  • thinning to individual plants when large enough (transplant the thinning’s).
  • Cover seeds with 1 inch of soil.
  • Soaking seeds overnight can aid germination, although not essential.
  • Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
  • Pinch the top of the growing shoot out when 2 inches high to encourage stronger side shoots.
  • Transplant when young seedlings are about 2 inches high and after all danger of frost has passed.
  • Space 6-12 inches apart.
  • Provide netting or trellis for support when plant is 3-6 inches tall.
  • Please note, especially around children – these seeds are poisonous if ingested.