Everlasting climbing sweet pea
Lathyrus latifolius is an ancient ornamental plant, much loved as it is easy to grow and hardy. It adds a light touch to a bed of roses or is attractive as a creeper intertwining with shrubs.
You can put its vagabond, creeping, ground cover of a habit to good use to decorate bare walls, fences, trellises or the edge of a bank. And if you find that Lathyrus latifolius is just too exuberant, cut a bunch of the flowering stems for a beautiful bouquet!
The Lathyrus latifolius 'Red Pearl's variety produces summer-flowering, carmine-red blooms from June to September.
Grow in the sun or light shade in good garden soil, which is well-drained in winter. Height: up to 2 metres.
- pinching out the tips will promote a bushy habit;
- to limit re-seeding, it's a good idea to remove the seed pods;
- cut back the plant at the beginning of spring.
« This pretty plant is native to our European countries and looks very similar to Lathyrus sylvestris which grows in woods. If has long been cultivated for its beautiful flowers.
Commonly known as Everlasting Sweet Pea or Perennial Sweet Pea. »
Choix des plus belles fleurs et des plus beaux fruits.
P. J. Redouté - T.98 (1833) - Src : Missouri Botanical Garden
- 12 cm pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 6-10
- Height: more than 200 cm
- Plant spacing: 50 cm
- Flower colour: red
- Flowering period: summer flowers