Sweet Pea Seed – Wild Italian syn. Cupani

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Wild Italian Syn. Cupani’

Intense, heady, striking – go Italian, with the original wild sweet pea.

£4.00 Min. 15 seeds per pack


A must for any bouquet of flowers thanks to its powerful scent and alluring maroon and purple colours, the Wild Italian is the original wild sweet pea variety. Similar to Matucana but with more flowers per stem, making for an arguably prettier plant and fuller bouquet.

All you need to know about to get sowing and start growing… 

Height: Short and bushy for a sweet pea, grow on a support up to 1.5m

Where to plant:

Flower beds in the open or against a sunny wall.

Perfect for:

  • Cottage gardens
  • Courtyard gardens
  • Cut flower gardens
  • Especially good for large containers


Capturing the Gardens’ magic in a illustrated seed tin…

Sweet pea seeds grown and harvested with this much care deserve to have a thoughtful container to keep them stable and dry. So we made a fully-recyclable seed tin – decorated with an original Easton Collection design. Created by Ursula Cholmeley and blooming with sweet peas, the design reflects the colours found in the Arts and Crafts motifs of the Edwardian era when sweet peas were as adored at Easton as they are today.

Dig deeper into the secrets of growing sweet peas with our gardening stories.


Best for Containers

Best For Scent

Heritage Type

When to plant

From November to March

Undercover or in Spring directly into the ground or pots. Protect seeds from mice.


From May to September

Depending on when sown.

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