The Q&A Archives: Sweet Peas

Question: Could you recommend a type of sweet pea for my area that would be hardy year to year?

Answer: You're looking for the perennial sweet pea, Lathyrus latifolius. The vines grow up to 9 feet and bloom from June to September if not allowed to go to seed. Flower colors range from reddish purple to white to rose. It's often grown on a trellis orfence for support.

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