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.
    Perennials
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Dappled shade

Buy Varieties of LATHYRUS

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LATHYRUS latifolius 'Pink Pearl'

LATHYRUS latifolius 'Pink Pearl'

Everlasting pea, Perennial pea

pink flowered climbing perennial pea

 
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LATHYRUS latifolius 'Red Pearl'

LATHYRUS latifolius 'Red Pearl'

Everlasting pea, Perennial pea

climber with red flowers

 
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Available late spring to early summer 2023 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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LATHYRUS latifolius 'White Pearl'

LATHYRUS latifolius 'White Pearl'

Everlasting pea, Perennial pea

more unusual white form

 
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LATHYRUS vernus

LATHYRUS vernus

Spring vetchling

low growing bushy perennial. Purple pea-like flowers in spring

 
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LATHYRUS vernus 'Rosenelfe'

LATHYRUS vernus 'Rosenelfe'

Spring vetchling

bright pink flowers

 
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