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Lathyrus odoratus (Sweet Pea)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 25864



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Lathyrus
Species: Lathyrus odoratus
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Annual
  • Fragrant
  • Vine
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 3a (to -35 F / -37 C)
  • 3b (to -30 F / -34 C)
  • 4a (to -25 F / -32 C)
  • 4b (to -20 F / -29 C)
  • 5a (to -15 F / -26 C)
  • 5b (to -10 F / -23 C)
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
  • 9b (to 30 F / -1 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 5 to 10 feet (1 1/2 to 3 m)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 5 to 10 feet (1 1/2 to 3 m)
Flowering Start edit
  • June
Flowering End edit
  • October
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Medium
Leaf Shape edit
  • Spear-shaped
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Suitable For edit
  • Wall/Trellis
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Vegetable Garden
Sun Exposure edit
  • Partial Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
  • Rich
Soil pH edit
  • 6.0 - 6.4 (Slightly acidic)
  • 6.5 - 6.9 (Very slightly acidic)
  • 7.0 (Neutral)
  • 7.1 - 7.5 (Very slightly alkaline)
Bloom Colour edit
  • Red
  • Pink
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Violet
  • White
Wildlife Value edit
  • Bees
  • Butterflies (nectar source)
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
Additional Short Notes add
  • Grow in vegie garden to aid pollination edit | delete
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