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Lathyrus vernus
Lathyrus vernus
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Lathyrus vernus

Spring Vetchling

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.312.130

Treasured for its charming effect in the spring woodland garden, this is a hardy perennial cousin to the familiar annual Sweet Pea. Plants form a low clump light green leaves, with an early spring display of bright rose-pink flowers. Combines beautifully with Primula, Pulmonaria and other woodland perennials, as well as any of the spring flowering bulbs. Prefers a moist, partly shaded site that does not dry out. During summer drought the plants may respond by going dormant and disappearing until the following spring. Easy and unique!

Further details for
Lathyrus vernus

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Spring
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate