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  • everlasting sweet pea
  • Eventual height: 2m
  • Eventual spread: 2m

Lathyrus latifolius 'White Pearl'

everlasting sweet pea

RHS award of garden merit £12.99
Pot size 2 litre pot
2 litre pot
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy


    Ever popular, this plant is smothered in showy clusters of pure white, sweet pea-like flowers from June to September among grey-green leaves. A vigorous, perennial climber, it looks lovely scrambling over a sunny wall or through a hedge or evergreen shrub, although initially it needs to be tied into supports. Unlike the annual sweet pea, it has no fragrance.

  • Garden care: Incorporate lots of well-rotted organic matter in the planting hole. Pinch out the shoot tips to encourage bushy growth and tie in new shoots to a support. It will self-seed but not necessarily come true, so it is best to deadhead any pods. Cut back the plant to ground level in early spring.
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