1695. Also called 'Cupani Original' in reference to its status as the most primitive form of the fragrant garden sweet pea, named for discoverer Father Francis Cupani, a Sicilian monk who found it as a fragrant wildling growing near his monastery ca. 1695, and published an account of it. By 1700 seeds for this fragrant wild pea had made their way to London and Amsterdam, and on to Linnaeus in time to be part of his 1753 publication, Species Plantarum, Volume 2. It is reported that all of the original Old Spice varieties (which is what we sell), and all of the improvements since, come from the 'Cupani Original.'
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Scientific Name: Lathryus odoratus
Seed Count Information:
- Seeds Per Packet: 50
- Seeds Per Gram: 12
- Seeds Per Ounce: 300