Lathyrus latifolius 'White Pearl'

3 lt pot (60cm cane) £21.99
available to order from summer
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Buy Lathyrus latifolius 'White Pearl' everlasting sweet pea: Perennial climber with white, sweet pea-like flowers

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: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Ever popular, this plant is smothered in showy clusters of pure white, sweet pea-like flowers from June to September among grey-green leaves. A vigorous, perennial climber, it looks lovely scrambling over a sunny wall or through a hedge or evergreen shrub, although initially 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. It will self-seed but not necessarily come true, so it is best to deadhead any pods. Cut back the plant to ground level in early spring.

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Notes on Lathyrus latifolius 'White Pearl'

"Cool-white racemes of pea flowers that glow in shade and, teamed with the silver vine ( Vitus vinifera Incana ), it will lift a dull pergola or scramble over a bank"

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I would purchase lathyrus latifolius from you again


I have put this against a wall climbing up a quince bush


Ashbourne derbyshire


Would not buy again


Does not like cold conditions


West Wickham


Lathyrus latifolius "White Pearl"


I grow this through a large Obelisk in the front garden, it looks stunning in full bloom, very pleased with it.





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Can the everlasting pea be planted in a container against a sunny wall? If not, please can you suggest something that could and is similar? Many thanks


Hello, It might be worth trying it in a large pot, but do make sure you keep it well fed and watered. Alternatively, the annual peas will be very similar, but will need replacing each year. Failing that, please click on the following link to go to all our climbers that will grow in pots.


planted perennial white sweetpea two years ago and it appeared to be flourishing. Cut it down to ground level in the autumn last far there is no sign of it growing. Any ideas why this has happened? Thanks


Hello, What a shame! It is difficult to say with any certainty what could have happened, but we have had a particularly dry start to the year, so it may simply have dried out. I would not give up on it just yet though, but give it another couple of weeks before digging it up.


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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