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Lathyrus latifolius

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Pot Size
0.5 litres

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Plant Finder: about Lathyrus latifolius

Common names

Perennial sweet pea, Broad-leaved everlasting pea


Lathyrus latifolius (Perennial sweet pea). This is a large genus, it produces the perennial Sweet Pea. This is a climbing, scrambling vine that will grow to 12 feet in one season. In late summer, it is filled with a variety of large colourful flowering clusters. They are long-lived and grow well in full sun with moderately rich well drained soil. Make sure you soak the seeds in warm water for 24 hours prior to sowing and sow indoors.


You can plant these frost-hardy plants in fertile, well-drained soil with full sun. They will need staking.

Interest and use

Climbing, beds, cutting, flower arranging

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Lathyrus latifolius | Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilFertile, Light, Medium, Sandy, Loamy
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

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