'Matucana' is a strong scented sweet pea which flowers over a long period. Subtly bicoloured with blue-purple wings and magenta-purple sails. Grows up to 1.2m in height and needs support to make a colourful trellis. Excellent for cut flowers and bouquets.
Sweet peas can be sown in unheated glasshouses or polytunnels in early Spring. Deep cell trays or pots are good as they don't like too much root disturbance when being transplanted. To get early flowers it is possible to sow in November once mice don't get the seeds. Their final position should be in fairly fertile soil in a sunny position.