There seems to be a difference of opinion between plant suppliers. Thompson and Morgan say Lord Andon's are scentless : Suttons say "deliciously fragrant" Question: Are Lord Anson perenniel sweet peas scented or not?
Perennial sweet peas are rarely scented. Is this variety an exception?
Like you W onion............I've never come across a scented perennial Sweetpea..........be interested to know if anyone has one/has grown one as I'd like one too
I've never yet been convinced that Suttons adverts or the blurb on their packets are written by gardeners
I've never known a perennial sweet pea with any scent and I've been around quite a long time
Dove, not that long surely I remember pterodactyls flying over Hyde Park! But I agree about the perennial sweet pea; awkward little bu....r that never really took off and certainly had negligable scent.
They can look pretty weaving in and out of an old picket fence around a cottage veg patch -in that sort of situation they look after themselves year after year - but unless I'd got that sort of garden I wouldn't grow it.
I've just done some googling, Lord Anson's Pea is Lathyrus nervosus rather than Lathyrus latifolius - the usual perennial sweet pea.
Apparently Lord Anson's Pea is a bit special and scented. However, it does seem to be a bit tricky to grow http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/3303338/How-to-grow-the-everlasting-pea.html
I tried nervosus a few years ago and agree with what it says in Dove's link. I found it a weak grower - it then died on me just as it started to look as though it was doing ok.