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Lathyrus niger

For sale by Ruth Hall

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Lathyrus niger | Church Broughton, Derby, DE65
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0.6 litres

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Common names

Black pea


Lathyrus niger (Black pea). A perennial herb native to Europe and Africa. Bears racemes of blue purple flowers and elliptical to oblong, opposite leaves.


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

Interest and use

Grown for their racemes of attractive flowers. Attracts butterflies

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Lathyrus niger | Church Broughton, Derby, DE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Church Broughton, Derby, DE65
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