Lathyrus vernus Description
This low growing perennial sweet pea is a classic cottage garden plant, where it grown among other . It grows fast and flowers swiftly right through the summer, producing masses of scented burgundy blossom that is best enjoyed from supported trellis or cane structures.
Lathyrus vernus - Cultivation Notes
This relatively compact perennial sweet pea will grow on most decent water retentive soils, ideally in a sheltered spot in full sun or part shade. This sweet pea is grown as herbaceous plant so is cut back annually and mulch during the winter months.
Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage
Strengths of Lathyrus vernus:
- Scented blossom
- Suitable for container growing
Weaknesses of Lathyrus vernus
- Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils
Design & Plant Use for Lathyrus vernus:
- Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
- Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
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Common Missspellings: Lathirus, Latthyris, Lathyris