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Sweet Pea (Everlasting Pea)

Lathyrus latifolius (Perennial Pea)

Hardy Perennial

  • Hardy perennial
  • Scrambling climber
The much-admired hardy perennial sweet pea produces masses of delicate blooms in shades of carmine, rose and white throughout summer. Unlike its annual cousins, the everlasting sweet pea is not scented, but will return year after year. A lovely scrambling climber for cottage gardens, that can also be cut for a pretty arrangement indoors. Height: 2m (78"). Spread: 90 cm (36"). Supplied as plug plants.

Ideal For:
cut flower garden, walls and fences, cottage gardens
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 5 plug plants

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    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
    • £9.99
    • 10 plug plants

    • SAVE £5  
    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
    • £14.98
Caution: Harmful if eaten. Pot up everlasting pea plants and grow them on until large enough to plant outdoors in their final positions. Pinch out the growing tips while they are still small to encourage bushy growth. Plant perennial sweet peas in fertile, well drained soil in sun or semi shade. Prior to planting, add plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil. Be sure to provide the stems with a trellis or plant climbing frame, and tie stems to their supports as they grow.
Feed and water regularly throughout the growing season. Deadhead faded flower stems frequently to encourage more blooms to be produced throughout summer. In autumn, remove old growth when the stems yellow and die back. Apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost to the base of the plant in spring.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
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