These delicate, fluttery flowers look like miniature butterflies, and they come in a rainbow of colors. Sweet peas grow on fragile vines in the late spring and early summer. Some varieties climb walls or trellises, while others remain close to the ground, and most emit a mild fragrance. They're recommended for casual or country garden settings or in vases.
Sweet peas can communicate goodbye, departure or gratitude for a lovely time. Ultimately, they signify pleasure. So, it seems fitting the flower originated in Italy, a place perhaps best known for its celebration of pleasure in all forms, from food to the raw beauty of the country's landscape.