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Black Pea

Lathyrus niger

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

30cm

2m

Min

15cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A close up of some pink Lathyrus niger flowers and green leaves on a plant
A close up of a green Lathyrus niger plant

Black Pea Overview

A perennial herb native to Europe and Africa. Bears racemes of blue purple flowers and elliptical to oblong, opposite leaves.

Common problems with Black Pea

How to propagate Black Pea

Seed

The annuals can be propagated from seeds in early summer or early autumn. The perennials can be propagated from seeds in autumn.

Division

Division in spring.

Other uses of Black Pea

Grown for their racemes of attractive flowers. Attracts butterflies