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Lathyrus latifolius
Lathyrus latifolius
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Lathyrus latifolius

Everlasting Sweet Pea

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.312.050

A perennial cousin to the annual Sweet Pea with large clusters of showy flowers ranging from white to pink, rose and lavender-mauve. Unfortunately, these are not fragrant, but are excellent for cutting and can also be dried. Plants form a sprawling or climbing clump of dark green leaves. Useful on dry, sunny slopes. Drought tolerant. This has escaped into roadside areas in certain parts of the country. If self seeding is a concern, plants may be clipped back hard after flowering, to prevent seeds from forming.

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Lathyrus latifolius

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Vines & Climbing
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover
   30-240 cm
   12-94 inches
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate