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  • everlasting sweet pea (syn. Pink Pearl)
  • Eventual height: 2m
  • Eventual spread: 1.2m

Lathyrus latifolius 'Rosa Perle'

everlasting sweet pea (syn. Pink Pearl)

RHS award of garden merit
approx 25 seeds £2.50
approx 25 seeds £2.50
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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 sprays of purplish-pink, sweet pea-like flowers from June to September among grey-green leaves. A vigorous, perennial climber, it looks lovely scrambling over a sunny wall, although it needs to be tied into supports. Unlike the annual sweet pea, it has no fragrance.
    Winner of an Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit for reliability and good performance.
    Part of the seed range produced by Mr Fothergill’s Seeds in partnership with the RHS.

  • 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. Cut back the plant to ground level in early spring.

  • Sow: March - June

  • Flowering: June-September

  • Approximate quantity: 25 seeds.
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