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.
||perennial sweet pea
||climbs up to 8ft
||well drained soil
|Seed ripens||extended period, starting late July|
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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Visitors to this page have left the following comments
|Patricia Albano||Aug 11, 2005||I am looking for this plant, the perennial sweet pea, in this color and in white. This is the first time that I've visited your website and you have quite a selection. If I chose this plant, how would it arrive? As seeds or a small plant..|
My "selection" consists of the plants growing in my garden - they're not all for sale, and I'm not a nursery. However, I can trade (or sell) seed for the common purple variety - see my about seed page for a bit more information.
|gary boucher,sr||May 22, 2011||I bought my wife a sweet pea ivy plant a couple of years ago, now it has taken over everything that it was planted near. How do i remove this plant with out hurting all the others, raspberry's, blueberry's, strawberry's. Any help you could send me will be greatly appreciated.|
Yes, I know the aggressive ways of this plant... The seedlings aren't too hard to dig up when small. Even larger plants I will usually attack by digging, trying to get as much of the taproot as possible. Although I haven't tried, I would guess that an application or two of Roundup would work against plants that are for whatever reason more difficult to dig up.
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