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Why does the care instruction say to remove the plant after flowering? I was hoping that it was a perennial.

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  • Posted: Wed. 11th May 2011 16:45

Re: Everlasting sweet pea

Reply from Carol

The instructions I read say 'cut back after flowering' rather than 'remove the plant'. I have one of these now in its third year. It died back on its own to literally nothing above ground last winter. In fact, I thought it had succumbed to the frost, but didn't dig up the woody root and noticed last week that it was sprouting again. So it is perennial, but herbaceous - dying away completely every winter and starting again from its underground stores (which will, presumably, be bigger every year).

  • Posted: Wed. 11th May 2011 21:02