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Lathyrus odoratus 'White Supreme'

Sweet pea

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy annual

Flower colour



Scented flowers



Skill level


Lathyrus 'White Supreme'

Plant details

Lathyrus odoratus 'White Surpreme' produces white blooms with an excellent fragrance, on long stems. It’s perfect for training up an obelisk or trellis in the garden, and makes an excellent cut flower. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

For best results, grow Lathyrus odoratus 'White Surpreme' 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: White Supreme

Plant type: Hardy annual

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Blue-green

Feature: Scented flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 200cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

Flowering period: June to August

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