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Perennial Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea-perennial. This aggressive climbing plant is very long-lived. Grows 5-6' and spreads considerably. A mix of pink, lavender, and white sweet pea blooms appear in summer and keep blooming past frost.

20 seeds

 

PLANTING

Lathyrus odoratus

Annual

Germination: 7-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 55-65ºF, soaking seeds overnight aid the germination

Seed Planting Depth: Sow ½” deep

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before transplanting outdoors in early to mid-spring. Provide 65-75ºF soil temperatures until germination. Transplant 4-6” apart. 

Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow outdoors in early spring 

Growth Habit: Vining, climbing

Height and Width: 24-30"

Spacing: 4-6” apart

Light Needs: Full sun

Soil Needs: Fertile, moist but well-drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: Blooms in 75-85 days

Uses: Cut flowers, containers, grow on fences, walls, trellises, and arbors, attracts bees, butterflies, and  hummingbirds

Care:  Grows best in cool mild climates, mulching helps keep roots cool and moist. Pinch to encourage branching, harvest often to encourage more flowers. Amend the soil with compost before transplanting. Apply a liquid fertilizer every 3-4 weeks 

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