Lathyrus odoratus 'Clementine Kiss'

Sweet pea

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy annual

Flower colour



Scented flowers



Skill level


Lathyrus 'Clementine Kiss'

Plant details

Lathyrus odoratus 'Clementine Kiss' is a fantastic sweet pea, bearing unusual apricot-orange blooms with a delicate fragrance. It’s perfect for training up an obelisk or trellis in the garden, or even in a pot on the patio, and makes a lovely cut flower.

For best results, grow Lathyrus odoratus 'Clementine Kiss' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Feed fortnightly with a high-potash fertiliser, and deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.

Family: Papilionaceae

Genus: Lathyrus

Species: odoratus

Cultivar: Clementine Kiss

Plant type: Hardy annual

Flower colour: Mixed

Foliage colour: Blue-green

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 100cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: September to May

Flowering period: July to September

Reader reviews


I have planted sweet peas, three to a pot, as demonstrated by Monty Don.
They are sprouting happily.
Do I need to keep the three plants apart - stop entwining.
In spring will I have to split them and plant separately or will I have to plant them in groups of three? (I would rather split them to cover a longer bit of wall)
How would you recommend supporting them in their pots over the winter?

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