Lathyrus latifolius 'Red Pearl'

3 lt pot (60cm cane) £21.99
available to order from late spring
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Buy Lathyrus latifolius 'Red Pearl' everlasting sweet pea: Ideal for a sunny wall

This climber is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This popular perennial climber is smothered in showy sprays of scarlet flowers from June to September, set against a backdrop of grey-green leaves. A fast grower, it looks lovely scrambling over a sunny wall or through an evergreen shrub, although initially it needs to be tied onto supports. Unlike the annual sweet pea, it comes back year after year, but sadly, the flowers are not scented.

  • Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted organic matter in the planting hole. Pinch out the shoot tips to encourage bushy growth and tie in new shoots to a support. Cut back the plant to ground level in early spring.

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Notes on Lathyrus latifolius 'Red Pearl'

"Magenta-pink pea flowers from August onwards- good at scrambling through old-fashioned roses that flowered in June and very pickable"

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Do you sell perennial Sweet Peas? I was just looking at your Sweet Peas and noted that they are annuals and will only last for one year..... I used to have Sweet Peas, but having had building work done, they are now under a few tons of concrete in my new drive........ however, they always came back every year and I never had to touch them with any sprays etc. Which Sweet Pea could it have been that came back every year? They were quite a strong pink in colour - any ideas as this is the one I want to buy? Many thanks, Maureen


Hello Maureen, The Lathyrus latifolius are the perennial peas, and we do have one that is a dark pinkish red - just click on the following link to go straight to it. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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What does 'pinching out' mean? I would like to buy some Sweet Peas however, I'm not sure what the term 'pinching out the tips' means. Any clues on how you would do this?

Ms Sau Min Chang

Pinching out, simply means removing the growing tip of the plant. This encourages the plants to produce lateral shoots, which will result in bushier growth. All you need to do is nip out the top two leaves and growing point of each plant using your fingers or a small pair of scissors.


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Deadheading will prevent them setting seed and so use their energy producing a further flush of blooms later on. Plants that respond well to deadheading include annuals such as Ageratum, Alyssum, Antirrhinum, Calendula, Centaurea, Cosmos, Dahlia, foxglove

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