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Lathyrus odoratus 'Bijou Mixed' (Sweet pea 'Bijou Mixed')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.4m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lathyrus odoratus 'Bijou Mixed'

Other names

Sweet pea 'Bijou Mixed'

Genus

Lathyrus Lathyrus

Variety or Cultivar

'Bijou Mixed' _ 'Bijou Mixed' is a dwarf, annual sweet pea with a bushy habit. In summer and autumn, it bears lightly scented flowers that may be pink, red, white or blue.


Lathyrus odoratus 'Bijou Mixed' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are lightly fragrant

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

May cause stomach discomfort if ingested.

Flower

White, Red, Pink, Blue in Summer; Blue, White, Red, Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Slugs , Snails Aphids , Slugs , Snails

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly and remove the plant at the end of flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Lathyrus odoratus 'Bijou Mixed' (Sweet pea 'Bijou Mixed') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Enrich the soil with well-rotted organic manure before planting and feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks during the growing period.

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

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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Botanical name

Lathyrus odoratus 'Bijou Mixed'

Other names

Sweet pea 'Bijou Mixed'

Genus

Lathyrus Lathyrus

Variety or Cultivar

'Bijou Mixed' _ 'Bijou Mixed' is a dwarf, annual sweet pea with a bushy habit. In summer and autumn, it bears lightly scented flowers that may be pink, red, white or blue.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are lightly fragrant

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

May cause stomach discomfort if ingested.


Colour

Flower

White, Red, Pink, Blue in Summer; Blue, White, Red, Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly and remove the plant at the end of flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lathyrus odoratus 'Bijou Mixed' (Sweet pea 'Bijou Mixed') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Enrich the soil with well-rotted organic manure before planting and feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks during the growing period.

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

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Lathyrus odoratus 'Bijou Mixed' (Sweet pea 'Bijou Mixed')

Common pest name

American serpentine leaf miner; chrysanthemum leaf miner

Scientific pest name

Liriomyza trifolii

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Regulated pest already subject to review at the EU level (2013). Regularly intercepted in the trade.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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