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Perennial pea in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Lathyrus latifolius

 

Perennial pea

Lathyrus latifolius has winged hairless stems, and blue-green compound leaves. The foliage becomes rather ragged and yellowish by the end of summer. Produces bright pink, typical pea-like flowers.

 
plant Features
  • Perennial pea likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Perennial pea likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Perennial pea is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Perennial pea likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
Available to buy from 3 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Perennial pea

Latin name

Lathyrus latifolius

type

Climber

family

Fabaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Perennial pea likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Perennial pea is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Perennial pea likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Perennial pea likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Perennial pea is 1.00meters x 2.00meters 1.00 M 2.00 M

Lathyrus latifolius

Lathyrus latifolius has winged hairless stems, and blue-green compound leaves. The foliage becomes rather ragged and yellowish by the end of summer. Produces bright pink, typical pea-like flowers.


Propogation by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Easily grown from seed, either directly into the soil in early Spring, or sown in the greenhouse and transplanted as young plants. The seeds benefit from pre-soaking or chipping with a sharp blade.

 

Flowering Season

From Mid Summer TO Late Summer

Flowers appear in mid-summer and continuing for many weeks if regularly deadheaded.

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant out in mid-spring if planting plugs. Add support from the beginning to encourage the plants to grow upright.

 
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