A perennial sweet pea. Looks stunning when flowering. Masses of large, pearly-pink, sweet pea flowers adorn this short climber.
Syn: Lathyrus latifolius 'Pink Pearl'
Lathyrus latifolius has been grown in cottage gardens since the 1600's, when it was introduced from Europe. 'Rosa Perle' is a beautiful pink variety.
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.
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