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Lathyrus aureus

Common name golden perennial sweet pea
Family fabaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers gold-orange (summer)
Size 18-24"
Light sun-part shade

Spikes of orangish pea flowers appear over a clump of bushy foliage (not a climber).

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '10 trade. Baggy 70F (no G, 4w). Seed did seem to swell
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (12d) - 75F (2w) - 70F (16%G, 16-27d)

Other sources confirm erratic germination for this species.

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Last modified: May 23, 2012
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