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Lathyrus odoratus 'America' (Sweet pea 'America')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lathyrus odoratus 'America'

Other names

Sweet pea 'America'

Genus

Lathyrus Lathyrus

Variety or Cultivar

'America' _ 'America' is an annual climber with fragrant white flowers, streaked with deep purplish-red streaks, in summer and autumn.


Lathyrus odoratus 'America' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Strongly scented flowers.

Habit

Climbing

Toxicity

May cause stomach discomfort if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-red, White, Striped in Summer; White, Striped, Dark-red in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Pollen beetles , Slugs , Snails , Thrips Aphids , Pollen beetles , Slugs , Snails , Thrips

Powdery mildew , Foot and root rot , Fusarium wilt Powdery mildew , Foot and root rot , Fusarium wilt

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly and cut back after flowering in autumn.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Lathyrus odoratus 'America' (Sweet pea 'America') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises, Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, but well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. Incorporate well-rotted organic manure before planting and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks when in growth.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Plant behind early flowering perennials.

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Lathyrus odoratus 'America'

Other names

Sweet pea 'America'

Genus

Lathyrus Lathyrus

Variety or Cultivar

'America' _ 'America' is an annual climber with fragrant white flowers, streaked with deep purplish-red streaks, in summer and autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Strongly scented flowers.

Habit

Climbing

Toxicity

May cause stomach discomfort if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Dark-red, White, Striped in Summer; White, Striped, Dark-red in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Pollen beetles , Slugs , Snails , Thrips

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew , Foot and root rot , Fusarium wilt

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly and cut back after flowering in autumn.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lathyrus odoratus 'America' (Sweet pea 'America') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises, Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, but well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. Incorporate well-rotted organic manure before planting and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks when in growth.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Plant behind early flowering perennials.

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.


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