Lathyrus odoratus 'Villa Roma Scarlet'

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: Scarlet
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Credit: Fleuroselect, used with permission

Sweet Peas (aka Queen of the Annuals)Sweet Peas (aka Queen of the Annuals)
January 22, 2013

Lathyrus odoratus, the annual sweet pea, intrigues gardeners everywhere and the quest for an enchanting display of fragrant walls of colour is one of the most desired displays for many gardeners. Your geographical location will dictate whether sweet peas will be a winter, early spring or late summer and fall bloomer for you. There are a few things to do and consider in preparation for beautiful sweet peas in your garden.

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