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Lathyrus latifolius (Broad-leaved everlasting pea)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
2.5m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
1m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
1-2 years
To maturity
Toxic - May cause stomach discomfort if ingested.
Toxic - May cause stomach discomfort if ingested.
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name: Lathyrus latifolius

Other names: Broad-leaved everlasting pea, Everlasting pea, Hardy sweet pea, Perennial pea

Genus: Lathyrus Lathyrus

Species: L. latifolius - L. latifolius is a fast-growing, herbaceous perennial that climbs using tendrils. It has greyish-green leaves and, from summer through to autumn, bears racemes of pale-pink flowers. Not scented.


Lathyrus latifolius is: Deciduous

Flower: Dark-pink in Summer; Dark-pink in Autumn

Foliage: Grey-green in Summer

Habit: Climbing

Toxicity: May cause stomach discomfort if ingested.

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Pollen beetles , Slugs , Snails Aphids , Pollen beetles , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

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Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Lathyrus latifolius (Broad-leaved everlasting pea) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 1m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Wallside and trellises, Banks and Slopes, Drought Tolerant

Cultivation: Plant in sun or partial shade in fertile well-drained soil against a support as a climber or allow it to grow freely over banks and slopes.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered, Exposed

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Lathyrus latifolius

Other names: Broad-leaved everlasting pea, Everlasting pea, Hardy sweet pea, Perennial pea

Genus: Lathyrus Lathyrus

Species: L. latifolius - L. latifolius is a fast-growing, herbaceous perennial that climbs using tendrils. It has greyish-green leaves and, from summer through to autumn, bears racemes of pale-pink flowers. Not scented.


Lathyrus latifolius is: Deciduous

Flower: Dark-pink in Summer; Dark-pink in Autumn

Foliage: Grey-green in Summer

Habit: Climbing

Toxicity: May cause stomach discomfort if ingested.

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Pollen beetles , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Cut back to ground level in autumn.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Lathyrus latifolius (Broad-leaved everlasting pea) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 1m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Wallside and trellises, Banks and Slopes, Drought Tolerant

Cultivation: Plant in sun or partial shade in fertile well-drained soil against a support as a climber or allow it to grow freely over banks and slopes.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered, Exposed

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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