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Matucana

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Matucana

from 1.75

A striking bicolour sweet pea with maroon-purple standard and purple-blue wings. This originated in Peru sometime this century and has 4 flowers on a stem. Often confused with 'Cupani'.

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A striking bicolour sweet pea with maroon-purple standard and purple-blue wings. This originated in Peru sometime this century and has 4 flowers on a stem. Often confused with 'Cupani'.

Matucana is sometimes cited as the original sweet pea. This is certainly incorrect, although the colour combination is somewhat similar. However, the presence of four relatively large flowers on each stem betokens a much more recent origin. In fact, it appears to have developed from a garden escape, probably in the 1920s.
Annual climber to about 6 ft.