Lathyrus odoratus 'Midnight'

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Flower colour: deep wine red
  • Other features: well scented flowers
  • Hardiness: hardy annual

    Larger than average, dark maroon flowers, which look almost black in certain lights, appear in clusters early in the season. Their long stems and sweet perfume make them ideal for cutting and adding to fresh arrangements.

    All the sweet-peas in our trial produced significantly better plants when the seeds were sown in autumn rather than spring.

  • Garden care:From October to late February, sow seeds into deep pots or root trainers filled with a good-quality seed compost and place them in a cold frame. Pinch out the tips as the plants grow to encourage them to become bushier and produce more flowers, and harden off before planting out in early April. Direct sowings can also be made in October or March-April. It is important to remove the faded flowers before they set seed, so picking them to fill a vase inside will only encourage more to form.

  • Sow: October-April

  • Flowering: June-September

  • Approximate quantity: 20 seeds.

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5.0

Wonderful deep colour

By Beechtrees

from Oxford

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about Lathyrus odoratus 'Midnight':

    True to colour description, this proved a strong plant on an obelisk and lasted well as cut flowers.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Keen but clueless

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