Also known as
Broad-Leaved Everlasting Pea, Hardy Sweet Pea, Perennial Pea, Perennial Sweet Pea, Broadleaf Peavine, Everlasting Sweet Pea
20140701Lathyrus latifolius5 by AnRo0002 (CC0)
2 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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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.
How to propagate Everlasting Pea
Division in spring.
Special features of Everlasting Pea
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Everlasting Pea
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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Perfect to cover unsightly walls or to grow as shelter to seating areas; these will all create talking points.