Plant name: Heirloom Sweet Pea
Botanical name: Lathyrus matucana
Suggested by: Tracy Lee, The Cook’s Garden (www.cooksgarden.com)
Virtues: An heirloom sweet pea with exceedingly rich color and fragrance. It is also relatively heat resistant.
Flower: Unique maroon and blue bicolor.
Foliage: Delicate light green leaves (typical sweet pea).
Habit: Climbing, vinelike.
Season: Spring to early summer.
Companions: Looks great twining up the most ornate obelisk or the simplest willow tipi.