General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 6 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 6 to 12 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Other: 2 to 2 1/2 inch brown pods, each containing 8 to 12 seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Purple
Other: Reddish-purple with red veins, maturing to violet-blue.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Toxicity: Fruit is poisonous

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Common names
  • Spring Vetch
  • Perennial Sweet Pea
  • Spring Pea
  • Everlasting Sweet Pea
  • Spring Vetchling
  • Spring Bitte

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