Lathyrus latifolius 'White Pearl'

Everlasting Pea

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Hardy perennial

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Despite its lack of scent, this perennial relative of the sweet pea is justifiably popular for its masses of pure white flowers. One of the finest white cut flowers, blooming over a long period in the summer months. Whether grown as a climber or to clamber up slopes, it is always a colourful addition to the garden. This plant thrives in full sun. Cut the dead stems back in winter or spring.

Family: Fabaceae/Papilionaceae

Genus: Lathyrus

Species: latifolius

Cultivar: White Pearl

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Blue-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 250cm

Spread: 200cm

Time to plant seeds: October to March

Time to divide plants: October to March

Flowering period: July to October

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