Sweet Pea

Lathyrus spp.

Pea, Peavine, Vetchling

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Lathyrus is a genus of mostly climbing annual or herbaceous perennial plants in the Fabaceae family, with around 160 accepted species. They are native to parts of Europe, North and South America, Asia and East Africa where they are found in temperate regions. They have pinnate leaves ending with a tendril used for climbing and scrambling, and often fragrant, showy pea-like flowers. Several species are grown in cultivation and there is a wide variety of cultivars and hybrids available.

Planning

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Propagation

Special features

Pot plant

Attracts bees

Bees are attracted to the flowers.

Attractive flowers

Beautiful blooms.

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Personality

Family

Fabaceae

Flower colour

Multicoloured

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