Perennial Sweet Pea (Lathyrus latifolius)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
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
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


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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.
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