Lathyrus latifolius 'Rosa Perle'

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Buy Lathyrus latifolius 'Rosa Perle' everlasting sweet pea (syn. Pink Pearl): Vigorous climber with magenta flowers

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

    Ever popular, this plant is smothered in showy sprays of purplish-pink, sweet pea-like flowers from June to September among grey-green leaves. A vigorous, perennial climber, it looks lovely scrambling over a sunny wall, although it needs to be tied into supports. Unlike the annual sweet pea, it has no fragrance.

  • 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 'Rosa Perle'

"August to late September racemes of pink pea flowers that please the butterflies -particularly Brimstones - though not fragrant they are summer-fresh when picked"

Stunning

5

This wasn't my ordered plant but when the remaining stock of the one I had ordered didn't meet their standards, customer services contacted me to offer an alternate. I explained what had been important to me with my purchase and the lady came up with this one. It was slightly more expensive but they honoured my original price. It is still at the early growing stage but I am delighted with it as can see it is going to be gorgeous... Great sales support too...

Penny D

Bristol

Yes

Brilliant

5

A strong, vigorous and very attractive plant, quickly filled the space I put it in.

AJ

Hampshire

Yes

Lathyrus latifolius'Rosa Perle'

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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

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. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/lathyrus-latifolius-red-pearl/classid.3139/ 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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In need of support.....

The longer I go on growing my own veg, the more support I need.It was all so simple when I started. All I needed was a few little wigwams. You know the kind of thing; stick five bamboo canes in the ground in a rough circle, tie the tops together and you

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