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Lathyrus odoratus 'Painted Lady' (Sweet pea 'Painted Lady')

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 'Painted Lady'

Other names

Sweet pea 'Painted Lady'

Genus

Lathyrus Lathyrus

Variety or Cultivar

'Painted Lady' _ 'Painted Lady' is an annual climber with a sweet frangrance and vivid rose pink and white 'bicolor' petals in summer and autumn.


Lathyrus odoratus 'Painted Lady' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Strongly scented flowers.

Habit

Climbing

Toxicity

May cause stomach discomfort if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-pink, White in Summer; White, Dark-pink 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 'Painted Lady' (Sweet pea 'Painted Lady') 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 'Painted Lady'

Other names

Sweet pea 'Painted Lady'

Genus

Lathyrus Lathyrus

Variety or Cultivar

'Painted Lady' _ 'Painted Lady' is an annual climber with a sweet frangrance and vivid rose pink and white 'bicolor' petals 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-pink, White in Summer; White, Dark-pink 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 'Painted Lady' (Sweet pea 'Painted Lady') 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)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Lathyrus odoratus 'Painted Lady' (Sweet pea 'Painted Lady')

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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COMPANION PLANTS

Plant behind early flowering perennials.

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

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