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Lathyrus latifolius

Lathyrus latifolius
perennial sweet pea
Lathyrus latifolius

Common name perennial sweet pea
Family fabaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-7)
Flowers purple
Size climbs up to 8ft
Light full sun
Cultural notes well drained soil
Seed ripensextended period, starting late July

Vine clambers through neighboring plants, giving splashes of bright magenta color in unexpected places. Forms a strong taproot – yank volunteers (if you don't want them) before they get too well established.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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