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Lathyrus odoratus

‘Cupid Black’


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Lathyrus odoratus ‘Cupid Black’

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Cupid Black’ has the sweet,  intoxicating, irresistible scent, that makes you adore Sweet Peas.
Plus enchanting “almost-black” silken petals.

Delicious, sweet, irresistible Sweet Pea scent

‘Cupid Black’ is modern bred – with all the improved health, abundant blooming, and long stems of the new varieties.
Plus all the powerful scent of the old world varieties that we love so much.

“Almost black” deepest mahogany silken petals

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Cupid Black’ has silken petals of deepest mahogany, so dark it is as close to black as a Sweet pea can get.
The blooms are striking in both the garden and the vase.

Wonderful cut flowers for perfume & colour 

‘Cupid Black’ provides lovely blooms for a vase and is a run-away favourite with florists because of the unusual colour and wafting scent.

Hardy low climber

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Cupid Black’ is just the right size climber for any garden, even in a small space.
So plant this hardy climber in Full Sun to Part Shade, on a trellis, fence, or climbing through a supporting shrub.
Sweet Peas enjoy soil with plenty of organic matter and feed, and really appreciate mulch in the summer.

Self twining & perfect in a pot

‘Cupid Black’ is self-twining, attaching itself to the support or host, scrambling up to about 1.5 – 1.8m. high all by itself. It does not smother the host.
And it is also perfect for growing in a container on a tripod.

“Cut & Come Again” flower

So the more flowers you cut, the more are produced for even longer.

Quickly raised from seed & easily grown

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Cupid Black’ is easily raised from seed and grown on to flowering size quickly.
It is easy to gather pea pods of seeds for next year, or you can just let them drop so it sows it’s own crop for next year. The seeds are quick and easy germinators.

Perfect in the Veggie Plot, Cut Flower Garden or scrambling through roses

The sight of ‘Cupid Black’ scrambling through soft pink roses (or dark red / or white / or any colour) is enough to stop you in your tracks.
(Note: Sweet peas are not edible – no parts of the plant should be consumed.

Annual climber 1.5 – 1.8m. High approx. x 30cm. Wide. Self twining.

Suitable for beginners & gardening with kids

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Cupid Black’ seeds can be sown outdoors direct in the garden in autumn, winter or early spring / or sown indoors in a punnet at any time.

Indoors & outdoors: First soak the pea seeds in warm (not boiling) water and allow to cool overnight.
Then Pea seeds that are ready to sow will have sunk to the bottom by morning. While any that are not yet ready will be floating.
Should you have any floating seeds – then roughen the hard coat by gently rubbing the seeds between 2 sheets of fine sandpaper, or rubbing between your hands with some grit or sand. Then re-soak overnight again.

Then plant pea seeds 2.5cm. deep. individually in little pots. Deeper pots or tubes are best, as the peas soon develop a long tap root.
Temperatures of 18-20C. are best for rapid and optimum germination.

Seeds germinate in approx. 14 days. at optimum temperature.

Then grow on and harden off outdoors in their little pots, until they are large enough to transplant into the garden – taller than a snail and stronger than a blackbird.

Seed Count: 15 seeds per pack approx.
We always aim to exceed the stated seed count and give a generous serve).

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