Lathyrus latifolius 'Rosa Perle'

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<ul><li><b>Position:</B> full sun or partial shade<li><b>Soil:</b> fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil<li><b>Rate of growth:</b> average to fast-growing<li><b>Flowering period:</b> June to September<li><b>Hardiness:</b> fully hardy<br><br>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.<br><br><li><b>Garden care:</b> 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.</li></ul>

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

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