OWL'S ACRE SWEET PEAS

Sweet peas and other Lathyrus species

Perennial Lathyrus species

The true sweet pea, Lathyrus odoratus, is an annual which has to be grown from seed each year. The following species, however, are sound perennials and make excellent garden plants. Although flower may be obtained in the first year from an early sowing, it may be better to sow between March and June to give strong plants which will provide a good display the following year.
For more detail on each species, click on the relevant thumbnail image below.
Please note that the Everlasting Pea, Lathyrus grandiflorus does not normally set seed, and must be purchased as a plant from a nursery or garden centre.


Lathyrus latifolius

Lathyrus latifolius

A rambling herbaceous climber which can reach 5 to 6 feet, this perennial sweet pea can be allowed to sprawl over early flowering plants whose display is finished. The racemes of 12 flowers open all at once, which makes it an excellent cut flower. We offer a mixture of superior forms with white, light pink or magenta pink flowers. Not scented, but a long flowering season. The perennial sweet pea is easy to cultivate and provides a reliable display of its sweet pea like flowers every year.
20 seeds for 2-60.

Lathyrus latifolius :

Lathyrus nervosus

Lathyrus nervosus

Lord Anson's Blue Pea. We offer the true species with leathery blue-green leaves and racemes of clear blue flowers produced over a long period during the summer. More of a sprawler than a climber. Rare and very desirable. We have limited stock of the seed which is offered in packets of 10 seeds for 3.00 . We find that the small seeds of Lathyrus nervosus germinate better if the seed coat is nicked with a small file immediately prior to sowing. Click on the image for more cultural details.

Lathyrus nervosus :

Lathyrus pubescens

Lathyrus pubescens

A true climber from South America with blue flowers and small leaves. We have limited stock of the seed which is offered in packets of 10 seeds for 3.00 . The small seeds of Lathyrus pubescens germinate better if the seed coat is nicked with a small file immediately prior to sowing. Click on the image for more cultural details and a larger photograph.

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Lathyrus rotundifolius

Lathyrus rotundifolius

Persian Everlasting Pea. An attractive climber from the Near East, with brick red flowers. The seed coat should be nicked with a small file prior to sowing to expedite germination.
10 seeds for £2.00

Lathyrus rotundifolius :