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Lathyrus aureus
Lathyrus aureus
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Lathyrus aureus

Golden Perennial Sweet Pea

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.312.010

Seldom seen in gardens, this is a hardy perennial cousin to the familiar annual Sweet Pea. It forms a bushy clump of light-green lacy leaves, with spikes of golden-orange pea flowers appearing in early summer. Non climbing, this is best suited to the perennial border. Plants resent being disturbed once established. An interesting cut flower. Plants are not often produced commercially because the seed is erratic to germinate.

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Lathyrus aureus

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.