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Lathyrus flaccidus ‘Lamorna’s Love’

Spring vetchling 'Lamorna's Love'

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height2m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.5m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourBlue-violet
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Lathyrus flaccidus ‘Lamorna’s Love’ (Spring vetchling 'Lamorna's Love'). Small blue-violet pea-like flowers nod over mid green, narrow strap-like leaves from April to May. The plant has a bushy and upright habit.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Other common names

Lamorna's Love

Origin

Of garden origin. Lamorna is the name of a cove in Cornwall, but was named after Lamorna Stevens, partner of the nurseryman who first showed it at the London RHS show in 2000.

Interest and use

Floral interest, rockeries, containers, front of borders.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

This plant prefers a sunny, sheltered position and humus-rich soil.

Propagation

By division

Pests, diseases or disorders

Botrytis, aphids and mildew may be problematic.

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