My potager garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö, Resarö is situated in the inner part of the archipelago outside of Stockholm. Tyra´s Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination.
Tyra's Garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö situated in the inner part of the archipelago near the small town Vaxholm, outside Stockholm. Tyra's Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, my potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination. The climate in these parts is quite demanding as the northerly winds can be strong and cold. THIS BLOG 'Tyra's Garden' is not entirely a gardenblog it contains much more. About me: Enthusiastic amateur gardener and photographer from Vaxholm, Sweden. Designed and built my Greenhouse and Potager in Tyra's Garden 2003. Love the outdoor life, gardening and sailing especially. View my profile

Friday

Wild Sweet Pea from Sicily

This post 'Wild Sweet Pea from Sicily' was originally uploaded by Tyra in the blog Tyra's Garden

Sicilian Wild Sweet Pea , Heirloom

Lathyrus odoratus "Franciscus Cupani"




An old heritage variety from 1699, scattered with medium sized flowers in violet and purple. Absolutely wonderful fragrance. In this northern climate we sow the seeds in March-June, it takes 10-30 days to germinate, blooms from June to the first frost, 5 feet tall. Likes a sunny position of course when bearing in mind where it comes from.



Chiltern Seeds "Rather surprisingly, for such a well-known flower, the origins of Lathyrus odoratus are shrouded in mystery and its country of origin is not known. The flower was first introduced into this country (UK) from Sicily in 1699 where wild specimens have also been collected relatively recently. In addition, similar plants have been collected in South America, but all these are suspected of being garden escapes. From these “original” plants were developed what were known as the grandiflora but are now generally called the Old-Fashioned Sweet Peas."


Siciliansk Vildluktärt (kulturarv)


Lathyrus odoratus "Franciscus Cupani"

Ett årig kulturarvssort från 1699 (?) den är nog betydligt äldre men den importerades till England då. Plantan översållas av halvstora blommor i violett och purpur. Fullkomligt underbar doft.
Så den i Mars-Juni, det tar 10-30 dagar att gro, Blommar Juni till och enda till det att frosten tar den, gillar soligt läge förstås (sicilien ) blir omkring 150 cm hög. Du kan finna frö hos Impecta.


It is Blooming Friday and Katarina askes What is the favourite in your garden now? Katarina shows us some of her lovely roses.



My favourite is a 'monk'



~ Franciscus Cupani ~



Happy gardening my friend!




TYRA





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26 comments:

Urban Green said...

they look lovely. the pictures are really good.

Jan said...

I love sweet peas. My father used to plant them every year when I was a child. Here, where it is so much warmer, we plant the seeds around the beginning of November for early spring blooms.

Jan
Always Growing

Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com said...

OMG, I LOVE these flowers!! I don't think we have a variety so beautiful here. And now reading this I am annoyed with myself that I did not follow my inner voice that said about three weeks ago, "Plant some sweet peas. It's not too hot. It's not too cold. And you will have them until heavy frost." Next year I will listen! This year I will relish your beautiful photographs! Thank you! Gorgeous!

AnnA said...

Godmorgon Tyra!
Jo, luktärtor är förtjusande, och du visar en underbar sort, med dina fina bilder.
Jag har skördat frön från sommarens luktärtor, och dragit upp plantorna.
I år hade jag en vit underbar(gammaldags sort, tror jag)med fantastisk doft, så den får det bli repris på till nästa år.
Kan man inte sätta fröna redan nu på hösten, och låta dem övervintra i växthuset. Jag har för mig att jag gjorde det något år, efter att ha läst ngnstans...
Trevlig Helg1
hälsn
AnnA

andré said...

Aha! Den här har jag också odlat i år, och den har blivit en favorit, som troligen får stå med även på nästa års sålista. :-) Ha en god helg.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Oh, the two colours together look fantastic!! I can imagine how sweet the fragrance must be too! Love the size of your photos too.

Ha en trevlig helg.

Gardenlife said...

Riktigt snyggt med de där tvåfärgade luktärtorna... har du provat att ta eget frö på den?
Hoppas du får en trevlig helg...; )
/Janne

Luktärter i växthus said...

Vilka vackra bilder! Själv var jag som vanligt ute för sent med att så luktärterna så de tog sig inte riktigt förens i slutet på sommaren och nu har de redan frusit. Roligt att Anna nämner om att så dem på hösten i växthus, jag provade att så några i slutet på september i växthuset för att de skall komma tidigare nästa år. Tiden får utvisa om det fungerar.

Trevlig helg
Anders

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

It's a wonderful, free-spirited plant!

Kiki said...

Wow!! What a stunning display of photos! I love this plant...absolutely gorgeous! Being Italian, I couldn't help but be drawn to your post! Lovely!

Andrea's Garden said...

How beautiful! I have never seen this variety. For some reason I forgot to put out seeds I've saved last year from a blue variety which I had gotten from T&M. Loved the photographs. Andrea

sweet bay said...

What beautiful two-toned Sweet Peas -- and fragrant too! Alas, Sweet Peas don't do well here (although the Perennial Sweet Pea, unfortunately not fragrant, is rampant). I would love to experience their fragrance.

Mimi said...

Verkligen nätt luktärt, skall försöka minnas när det sen äör dags för fröinköp!

easygardener said...

I have always liked that combination of purple and deep red in Sweet Peas. They are beautiful flowers.

gittan said...

Vilken skönhet!

Katarina (Roses and stuff) said...

Hej Tyra! Jag har odlat denna ljuvliga luktärt en gång i tiden och håller helt med dig - den är underbar!

Carol said...

What lovely royal colors Tyra! Your sweet pea looks great outside your greenhouse... they look very happy reaching for the sky. I love the dripping buds in the deep violet rose yet to unfurl. Monks do have an idyllic life in many ways... so much time to garden and explore herbs and liqueurs. Have a good weekend! Carol

Gail said...

I love them Tyra! Colorful, fragrant and mysterious origins~~I must order seeds! They would have loved our unusually cool summer! Have a sweet weekend. gail

flowergardengirl said...

You make everything look the best it ever could. Love the sweet peas and they fit your personality. You remind me of my friend Shirley Bovshow. You both bring sunshine wherever you go.

joey said...

Wow, what a beauty, Tyra! I've never seen the two-tone sweet pea, only the purple that grow wild at the lake. And can we talk about that last stunning photo!

Barbee' said...

It's a brightly colored little thing! I have never seen a sweetpea I didn't like, and love them even more if they are fragrant.

Bea said...

Vilken vacker färgkombination på den Luktärten. Den kunde passa i "seglet" på blomsterbåten nästa sommar i stället för vita som jag hade i år. Men även dom spred en otroligt ljuvlig doft :)
Kram / Bea

fairegarden said...

Hi Tyra, that is my favorite sweet pea too and your captures of it are marvels to the eye. Too bad there is no way, yet, to share the sweet fragrance. :-)
Frances

Maria Berg said...

Känner doften av ditt fina kollage med kanellbullar och jag måste snart gå ner och fika!

Vilken luktärt - vilka färger din sista bild ser ut som et bokomslag som jag gärna velat läsa.
Jag kommer att sätta upp en fröbytar lista om du hittar något du kunde tänka dig hos mig vill jag jätte göra ha lite frön av just denna!

Vi ses väl här igen imorgon på bloggen då det är blommig fredag, MB

Annika Christensen said...

Underbart du visar Tyra!
Förstår inte varför jag inte hinner in till dig oftare?
Du har alltid så fin att bjuda på.
Känner doften av luktärtor.
ha en skön söndag
Annika

Anonymous said...

Hi! I've found this plant growing wild in my garden for years, and I never knew what it was. I live about 25km northwest of Barcelona, Spain, and we have these wild sweet peas in April and May following rainy winters and springs.

Thanks a lot for helping me to identify the beautiful plant.

Jody