Lathyrus odoratus 'Painted Lady'

Old-Fashioned Sweet Pea

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Plant type

Hardy annual

Flower colour



Scented flowers



Skill level


Lathyrus odoratus 'Painted Lady'

Plant details

Lathyrus odoratus 'Painted Lady' is bi-coloured pale pink and darker pink-flowered sweet pea. Flowers are highly scented and appear earlier than other sweet pea varieties, from late-May. The blooms last well in water, making them excellent for cutting.

Lathyrus odoratus 'Painted Lady' is an ideal choice for a sunny border or container display, and will quickly cover a trellis or obelisk. For best results, feed fortnightly with a high-potash fertiliser, and deadhead regularly to prolong flowering.

Family: Papilionaceae

Genus: Lathyrus

Species: odoratus

Cultivar: Painted Lady

Plant type: Hardy annual

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Blue-green

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 250cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: October to March

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