Lathyrus chilensis (perennial Sweet Pea)

£4.75
Aspect:
Full Sun
Soil Type:
Most Types
Colour:
Pink
Colour:
White

Plant Details

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