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

Common names
  • Perennial Sweet Pea
  • Everlasting Pea
  • Sweet Pea
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Lathyrus latifolius
  • Synonym: Lathyrus sylvestris subsp. latifolius

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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 15, 2022 Seeds sown
Sowed seeds in damp paper towels. Will plant all viable seeds after they sprout.
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.
gochna On April 21, 2022 Seeds sown
sowed seeds at every pole in the raised beds (G&Y) to grow along climbing beans
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