Sweet Pea

Lathyrus latifolius

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Add some nostalgic charm to your garden with the perennial sweet pea vine. Revered for its delicate flowers in shades of rose, pink, and white, this vine will bloom prolifically from early summer to early fall. The flowers are very similar in appearance to the annual sweet pea, though they lack fragrance. Using its strong tendrils, this vine will vigorously twine its way up fences or trellises, ramble over rocks, and cover hillsides.

Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Lathyrus can be grown in any well-drained soil, but prefers one that is enriched with humus. Full sun or light, dappled shade conditions will encourage the most blooms. Winter mulch is recommended in the north.

Flower Color

Shades of rose, pink and white

Foliage Color

Plant Spread

2-3 ft.

Plant Height

4 - 6 ft.

Hardness Zone


Good Companions

Baby's Breath (Gypsophila paniculata), Blue Mist Shrub (Caryopteris ), Catmint (Nepeta faassenii), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides), Grass-Ornamental (Helictotrichon sempervirens), Mullein (Verbascum ), Stonecrop-Two-row (Sedum ), Yarrow (Achillea)

Characteristics & Attributes


Ground cover
Cut flower or foliage
Drought tolerant

Bloom Time

Early summer to early fall

Critter Resistance


Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests

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