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Lathyrus Vernus - Herbaceous Sweet Pea, Lathyrus

Lathyrus Vernus - Herbaceous Sweet Pea, Lathyrus

Type Herbaceous, Container-friendly, Deciduous
Size Medium Border (50-100cm height)
Form Rounded - Clump
Colours Medium green Foliage, Red Flowers (Summer early)
Care Some maintenance required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium growing

This low growing perennial sweet pea is a classic cottage garden plant, where it grown among other . It grows fast and flowers swiftly right through the summer, producing masses of scented burgundy blossom that is best enjoyed from supported trellis or cane structures.

Cultivation tips: This relatively compact perennial sweet pea will grow on most decent water retentive soils, ideally in a sheltered spot in full sun or part shade. This sweet pea is grown as herbaceous plant so is cut back annually and mulch during the winter months.
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