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Lathyrus chilensis (perennial Sweet Pea)

£4.75

Plant Information

Aspect: Full Sun
Soil Type: Most Types
Colour: Pink
Colour: White

A rare pea found along forest edges in Chile. This perennial sweet pea has deep pink petals fading to white. Quite beautiful. Vigorous and easy to grow.

A delightful hardy, perennial climber, with the vigour of Lathyrus latifolius and may be a geographical variant, from the Chilean forest edges. Long stemmed sprays of large, delicate, pale icing pink flowers, excellent for cutting, from spring to late summer.

Easier to grow than annual sweet peas and you have the advantage that it comes back year after year. It's herbaceous, so dies back to the ground in winter and springs back to life in March.

Will happily climb a trellis or net but is equally capable of scrambling through a shrub etc. Very vigorous.

Height: 3m

Lathyrus is derived from the Greek lathyros, meaning ‘pea’ or ‘pulse’, with latifolius being derived from the Latin latus meaning ‘wide’ andfolium meaning ‘leaf’.

 

Common name(s): Everlasting Pea

Information

  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
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