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Everlasting Pea

Lathyrus latifolius

Also known as

Broad-Leaved Everlasting Pea, Hardy Sweet Pea, Perennial Pea, Perennial Sweet Pea, Broadleaf Peavine

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








2 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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A close up of some pink purple flowers on a Lathyrus latifolius plant
A photo of Everlasting Pea
A photo of Everlasting Pea
A photo of Everlasting Pea

Everlasting Pea Overview

Lathyrus latifolius is a vigorous climbing perennial from the Fabaceae family. Commonly known by the names Everlasting Pea or Broad-Leaved Everlasting Pea, amongst others. This plant grows up to 2m each year and repeatedly flowers, producing vivid pink-purple flowers if regularly harvested. The flowers measure between 2-3cm across, they are arranged on raceme structures, usually in groups of 5-11 blooms. Stems are winged and foliage is arranged in pairs, leaflets are grey-green in colour and possess tendrils for climbing.

Common problems with Everlasting Pea

How to propagate Everlasting Pea



Division in spring.

Special features of Everlasting Pea

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

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Suits being grown in wall side borders to climber or in flower borders to be allowed to scramble over banks and slopes.

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