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Sweet pea

Lathyrus odoratus 'Dawn'

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Sweet pea Overview

These are hardy annuals. They are grown for their large clusters of fragrant flowers that appear in early spring. The flowering clusters are followed by seed pods.

Common problems with Sweet pea

How to propagate Sweet pea

Seed

Make sure you soak the seeds overnight before planting this will ensure germination. Plant your seeds about 2in deep.

Other uses of Sweet pea

Climbing, ornamental, fragrance, containers