Lathyrus latifolius Colour Mix

The classic perennial pea which flowers summer into autumn, for covering fences and frames. It makes a brilliant cut flower, with long trailing vines harvested to cascade out of any vase. More
20 seeds 157011 £1.95 In stock
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4 seedlings 200793-4 £6.50 In stock
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The classic perennial pea with deep pink, pale pink and white flowered forms flowering together from summer into autumn. It’s brilliant for covering fences and frames, or as a cut flower, with long trailing vines harvested to cascade out of any vase.

This is having a great renaissance as a beloved plant of many contemporary florists, consisting of white and pink.

Genus Lathyrus
Group/Species latifolius
Variety Colour Mix
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Perennial Sweet Pea
Border Position Climber
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 2m (6ft 5in)
Spacing 2m (6ft 5in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow October-December or January-March, 2 seeds into 1 rootrainer. When roots fill container, pot on 2 seedlings together into a 1 litre pot. Pinch out tips when plants have 4 pairs of leaves. If autumn sown, overwinter in a light, cool place. Sweet peas often have quite a hard seed coat so it may help to soften the seed before sowing. To do this, place the seeds on some damp kitchen paper and pop them in a warm spot. Once the seeds start to swell or sprout they are ready to sow. If the seeds don’t seem to be swelling you can try making a small nick in the seed coat (opposite the ‘eye’) as this will help moisture enter the seed and kick-start the germination process.
Care Tips Cut back to ground level in autumn.
Flowering July - September
Vase Life 4-5 days. Avoid direct sunlight and heat. This has a beautiful scent.
Harvesting 3 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Lathyrus latifolius Colour Mix reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Judi

No success with these seeds at all