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Lathyrus odoratus 'Sugar and Spice' (Sweet pea 'Sugar and Spice')

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

Plant details

Botanical name

Lathyrus odoratus 'Sugar and Spice'

Other names

Sweet pea 'Sugar and Spice', Dwarf sweet pea 'Sugar and Spice'

Genus

Lathyrus Lathyrus

Variety or Cultivar

'Sugar and Spice' _ 'Sugar and Spice' is a compact hardy climbing annual, suitable for hanging baskets. It has grey-green leaves and from mid summer to early autumn, bears lightly fragrant blooms in white, pinks, and purples.


Lathyrus odoratus 'Sugar and Spice' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are lightly fragrant

Habit

Compact, Twining

Toxicity

May cause stomach discomfort if ingested.

Flower

White, Purple, Pink in Summer; Purple, Pink, White in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Slugs , Snails , Thrips Aphids , Slugs , Snails , Thrips

Foot and root rot , Fusarium wilt , Powdery mildew , Sweet pea viruses Foot and root rot , Fusarium wilt , Powdery mildew , Sweet pea viruses

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to encourage new blooms, and remove the plant at the end of flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

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

Suggested uses

Containers, Hanging baskets

Cultivation

Plant in a basket or container in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. 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

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

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

Botanical name

Lathyrus odoratus 'Sugar and Spice'

Other names

Sweet pea 'Sugar and Spice', Dwarf sweet pea 'Sugar and Spice'

Genus

Lathyrus Lathyrus

Variety or Cultivar

'Sugar and Spice' _ 'Sugar and Spice' is a compact hardy climbing annual, suitable for hanging baskets. It has grey-green leaves and from mid summer to early autumn, bears lightly fragrant blooms in white, pinks, and purples.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are lightly fragrant

Habit

Compact, Twining

Toxicity

May cause stomach discomfort if ingested.


Colour

Flower

White, Purple, Pink in Summer; Purple, Pink, White in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Slugs , Snails , Thrips

Specific diseases

Foot and root rot , Fusarium wilt , Powdery mildew , Sweet pea viruses

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to encourage new blooms, and remove the plant at the end of flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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

Suggested uses

Containers, Hanging baskets

Cultivation

Plant in a basket or container in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. 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

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 'Sugar and Spice' (Sweet pea 'Sugar and Spice')

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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