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LATHYRUS

Commonly known as Everlasting pea, Perennial pea

Lacking the scent of the annuals these decorative climbers might not be everlasting but they are perennial.

Genus of 150 species of annuals and herbaceous or evergreen perennials from sunny, sandy or shingle banks, grassy slopes, wasteland or open woodland in northern temperate regions, northern and eastern Africa and temperate South America.

UK natives of these legumes include L. aphaca, yellow vetchling, an annual found on dry gravel, sand and chalk, L. japonicus, sea pea, rare except on the Sussex coast, L. montanus, bitter vetch, quite common on hedgebanks and in woods, L. palustris, marsh pea of fens, L. pratensis, meadow vetchling, commonly found in hedgerows, roadsides and grassy places and L. sylvestris, narrow-leaved everlasting pea, rather rare in woods and hedges, usually near habitation.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous
  • Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - perrenials
  • Full sun - or dappled shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - aphids, slugs and snails
  • Place of origin - Africa, South America
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - humus rich
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Buy Varieties of LATHYRUS

LATHYRUS latifolius 'Pink Pearl'  AWARD

LATHYRUS latifolius 'Pink Pearl'  >


Commonly known as: Everlasting pea, Perennial pea.
Pink flowered climbing perennial pea
Multibuy Any 3+ for £11.00 each
£14.00 each

LATHYRUS latifolius 'Red Pearl'

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Commonly known as: Everlasting pea, Perennial pea.
Climber with red flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ for £11.00 each
£14.00 each

LATHYRUS latifolius 'White Pearl'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Everlasting pea, Perennial pea.
More unusual white form
Multibuy Any 3+ for £11.00 each
£14.00 each

LATHYRUS vernus   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Spring vetchling.
Low growing bushy perennial. Purple pea-like flowers in spring
Multibuy Any 3+ for £11.00 each
£14.00 each
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