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Or buy this as part of our Stained Glass Window Sweet Pea Collection and Venetian Sweet Pea Mix.

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This bi-colour magenta and purple never lets us down. For intense scent and beauty, you cannot beat it. 10/10 scent.

No garden is complete without sweet peas. Grow them over arches, teepees and trellis and plant them with your runner beans to draw lots of insect pollinators into your veg patch. Sweet peas are all easy to grow and will fill your garden and house with the best scent ever.

We sow our highly-scented, old-fashioned sweet pea seeds in the winter, as well as in the spring, so that you will have excellent productive plants throughout the summer. Our sweet pea seedlings come with full planting instructions.

Genus Lathyrus
Group/Species odoratus (Heirloom Grandiflora)
Variety Matucana
Type Climber
Common Name Sweet Pea
Border Position Cutting Garden, On a Climbing Support
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.8m (6ft)
Spacing 15cm
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow October to April, 2 seeds into 1 Rootrainer. When roots fill container, pot on 2 seedlings together into a 1 litre pot. Pinch out tips when plants have 4 pairs of leaves. If autumn sown, overwinter in a light, cool place. Seeds may germinate best after soaking or chipping.
Care Tips Remove the climbing tendrils as they grow. Tie the stem into your framework on a regular basis. Can be grown in deep container pots up a climbing frame. Find out how to cordon train your sweet pea in Sarah's how-to guide.
Flowering May - August (winter-sown) or June - September (spring-sown), or 12-14 weeks from spring-sowing of seed.
Vase Life 4-5 days. Avoid direct sunlight and heat. This has a beautiful scent.
Harvesting Keep picking as often as you can.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
Sarah's Weekly Blog: Sweet Peas for the future

I’ve just returned from a visit to a sweet pea breeder, looking for new sweet peas for the future...

How to sow sweet peas in winter

Sarah shows you how to sow sweet pea seeds in the winter for more productive plants in the summer months.

How to Plant Sweet Pea Seedlings

Sarah shows us how to plant her recently delivered sweet pea seedlings.

Sweet peas at Perch Hill

Read about how we grow our sweet peas at Perch Hill.

How to grow sweet peas from seed

Find the best method of growing sweet peas from seed for strong, productive plants.

How to cordon train your sweet peas

Discover how to cordon train your sweet peas for magnificent plants.

The sweet pea story

 Find out the fascinating story behind the sweet pea.

How to tie in your sweet peas

In this quick video, Sarah shows you how to tie in your sweet peas for greater production and straighter, longer stems.

Why you should deadhead your sweet peas

Sarah shows you how to deadhead your sweet peas, and tells you why it's important to do so, along with her philosophy of 'the generous gardener gets...

How to make a sweet pea table centrepiece

Sarah shows us how to make a really quick and easy, colourful table centrepiece with sweet peas, something that is perfect for a summer party or...

Layering sweet peas

If you want sweet peas with spectacularly long, perfectly straight stems and lots of large flowers on each stem, it's a good idea to layer them.


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Seeds Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 5 working days for despatch.

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Sweet Pea 'Matucana' reviews

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Reviewed 2nd January 2021 by Pearl

I have purchased Matucana Sweet Pea previously.

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Reviewed 2nd May 2020 by Alison

Really quick service, plants were well packed and great quality. Would recommend to anyone.

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Reviewed 19th September 2019 by Elisabeth

These have been flowering non-stop for a good 4 months now (with regular picking) and are still going. The flowers have a wonderful, strong perfume and beautiful vivid colour. My plants have powdery mildew, despite frequent watering, but this doesn't seem to have slowed them down. I grew them from seed and the germination rate was decent, about 75%. Will be growing them again next year!

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Reviewed 27th August 2019 by Adelle

I grow sweet peas every year with no problems. First year I have tried Matucana- out of the whole pack only 2 germinated. Even they're disappointing .

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Angela

Beautiful scent, but has only produced short stems.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Julie

Beautiful scent and lovely long stems

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Hazel

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Pamela

The above critique applies to all four packets of seeds.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Colette

I bought this late in the season at sale price. The plants were bigger than expected, strong and healthy, They are now flowering profusely, They have long stems when picked, are very pretty and my house smells lovely.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Barbara

Excellent value for money. The seedlings arrived in a healthy condition and grew into robust plants. Their fragrance is intense and after 6 weeks from the first flowering we are still picking them. Their colour and fragrance is as described in the online catalogue.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Trudy

Quick delivery and good quality plants

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Ruth

The plants arrived swiftly and in good condition. However, the flowering has been meagre and the fragrance non-existent. Rather a disappointment.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Rebecca

I had about 75% success rate with these seeds which was acceptable. The seeds that did germinate have produced healthy beautiful plants though.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Debbie

Beautiful seedlings. Very small to start. But now beautiful

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jennifer

Good service. Excellent plants. Have been flowering well for sometime now, lots of lovely flowers and excellent scent.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Antonia

Good germination and scent

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Carole

Sadly non germinated. I grow sweet peas successfully,but had not tried this type before. The seeds were replaced and I'll have another go with an Autumn sowing

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Alison

I love this variety because of its two-tone appearance. They are once again doing great in the garden.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Geraldine

My favourite sweet pea, the best scent.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Rita

They did well . Excellent service .

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Gillian

Vibrant colour and perfume; second year of purchase.

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Reviewed 22nd November 2018 by Lucinda

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Chris

The Macuna all thrived, and were a delight throughout the summer, with an amazing scent. Prompt delivery and excellent packaging ensured they arrived in good condition.

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Reviewed 15th November 2018 by Deborah

These seedlings arrived looking fresh and strong. Unfortunately the local weather was not good at that time and I did not plant them immediately. However I did plant them almost 2 weeks after they arrived and they are still blooming now in mid November.
The same goes for Prince Edward of York.
Turquoise Lagoon was slightly disappointing but could be due to late planting and drying slightly due to hot weather.

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Reviewed 15th November 2018 by Beverly

One of my favourite sweet peas. The seedlings were healthy and well packaged when delivered. Even though they were planted out a lot later than they should have been, flowered well, and there are some still coming now. I will definitely be re-ordering again next year, but will plant out earlier!

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Lesley

Sadly only two seedlings were Matucana! All the rest were white. Obviously I didn’t realise this until they came into bud and by then it was too late to replace them. I rang to report the problem and was given a full refund but my summer display was ruined. This is the first time it has happened as I’ve had Matucana or Cupani from you in previous years and have been delighted with them as they are really good plants which are perfect for the position I plant them but this last summer was a real disappointment. You may be interested to know that the two purple plants performed well despite the heatwave while the white sweet peas were very poor although equally well -watered. Matucana/Cupani are really robust which is why I choose them. In addition to their wonderful perfume of course! Hoping for better luck next year.......

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Judith

These held up well and looked beautiful

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Reviewed 8th November 2018 by James

Last year I bought the special perfumed mix, which was brilliant, that i will buy again without doubt if i can remember their title. ?? help !!

Just tried " Matucana" this year which was gorgeous will buy again

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Linden

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Claire

These looked fantastic and flowered for a long time. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Gaynor

Always tend to be a bit disappointed with this sweet pea but was OK.

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Reviewed 12th October 2018 by Jill

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Jane

Excellent, beautiful flowers

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Carole

Excellent for cutting, so many flowers.

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Brenda

Always beautiful. Lovely perfume.

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Reviewed 1st October 2018 by Susan

Nothing flowered. Disappointing

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear that your sweet peas failed to flower and have refunded you for them."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Elizabeth

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Margaret

Beautiful plants, thank you. They arrived very quickly and I planted them the same afternoon that they arrived and they look very happy.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Chris

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Reviewed 5th September 2018 by Yvonne

Same comments as with the Harlequin collection

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by John

Lovely scent but flower quite small.

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Mrs Rice

Hardly any flower even though I planted them in different places in the garden in pots as I only have a small garden.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your sweet peas and have left you a credit for them to use against your next order."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 30th August 2018 by Denise

VERY PERFUMED AND VIBRANT. If there was a negative, it would be that the majority of the stems were very short.
My antirrhitham seeds did not grow so you sent replacement seeds. I didnt plant these as the season was progressing.

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Alison

Stunning Scent

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Reviewed 26th August 2018 by Ann Satur

Although these got off to a shaky start with only 50% germination possibly due to compost, once they were in the ground they took off and have been amazing. I have had cut flowers in the house every day throughout the summer from approximately 20 plants with few extra for friends and neighbours.


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Reviewed 31st October 2017 by Susan Freeman

Sown in spring, these have been the best scented sweet peas I've ever grown, richly coloured and flowering in profusion from June to September. I think they only finished flowering when they did because I stopped picking them regularly and they went to seed (I couldn't keep up with the amount of flowers that just kept coming). The flower stems got shorter as the summer went on which stretched my imagination for vase substitutes, but my house has been constantly beautifully fragranced. I will be sowing them in the autumn this time in order to get slightly earlier flowers next year.

Absolute jewels!

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Reviewed 13th September 2017 by Alice Ezzedine

I only bought four of these seedlings and lost one immediately to the snails,however the remaining three have filled me with joy all season with their irridescent jewel colours cheering me up daily .At the height of the season I was cutting 50 stems a time and they are still delivering,allbeit with shorter stems. An absolute must for next year.

So beautiful!

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Reviewed 8th July 2017 by Sophie

I bought these as seedlings having never had much luck growing from seed. I will buy these again! I can't believe how many beautiful little vases of sweet peas these have produced for me already (early July) and they don't look like slowing down anytime soon!

Matucana sweet pea seedlings

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Reviewed 4th January 2016 by Sandie Lewis

In 2015 a few of these seedlings turned into two tubfuls of glorious scented flowers that lasted for a full six months. Highly recommended.

Sweet pea - Matucana

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Reviewed 15th October 2015 by theseymourstudio

Spring sown seeds, started flowering in July…and still producing a couple of bunches a week in October. And the scent is wonderful!