PlantsLathyrus→Perennial Sweet Pea (Lathyrus latifolius)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Lathyrus latifolius Accepted
Lathyrus sylvestris subsp. latifolius Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 6-8 feet
Plant Spread: 3-6 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Purple
White
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: seeds are poisonous if ingested
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Pollinators: Bees

Sweet Pea

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Location: Zone 5Date: 2013-07-07 Sweet Pea
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Date: 2018-08-02
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Date: 2018-08-02
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Location: Zone 5Date: 2016-06-30Sweet pea flower visible with stem and tendril.
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Date: 2016-06-19
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Location: Kalama, Wa.Date: 2011-07-20
By Joy
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Location: My GardensDate: June 27, 2014A Volunteer Plant From Compost Heap
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.   Date: 2009-07-13In a tangle with Rose Campion.
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Location: TwispDate: July
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By Mutisia
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Location: Indiana  Zone 5Date: July
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2006-09-18
By Joy
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Location: West Valley City, UTDate: 2008-08-02
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. Date: 2007-10-06Perennial Sweet Pea amongst the Barberry bush.
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2020-06-27
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Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UKDate: 2016-07-27
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2011-07-20
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Location: West Valley City, UTDate: 2008-06-06Just beginning to open.
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Location: West Valley City, UTDate: 2008-08-02Pods that have opened.
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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On February 6, 2021 Seeds sown
front of 2nd trellis
chelle From May 1, 2014 to July 23, 2014 Obtained plant
From soaked and germinated fresh seeds planted outdoors. Seedlings at about 12" by 7-23. No extra water given after planting out, but an above average year for rainfall.
dnrevel On March 24, 2021 Obtained plant
Sowing a second batch outdoors under cover in cold frame, but first soaking the seed today. Seed from Livingston.
dnrevel On March 16, 2021 Seeds sown
Soaked the seeds for 24 hours prior to sowing. Starting indoors.
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