Lathyrus vernus 'Alboroseus'

Spring vetchling

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Pink, White





Skill level


Lathyrus vernus 'Alboroseus'

Plant details

Lathyrus vernus 'Alboroseus' is a low-growing, bushy plant with long, narrow leaves and purple pea-like flowers borne in clusters at the tips of wiry stems. Its flowers are extremely attractive to bees. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Lathyrus vernus 'Alboroseus' in rich but well-drained soil, ideally in a mixed border among later-flowering plants which will spread to fill the gap when its foliage dies down in midsummer. Alternatively, grow on a bank among low ground-covering plants.

Family: Fabaceae/Papilionaceae

Genus: Lathyrus

Species: vernus

Cultivar: Alboroseus

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Pink, White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to plant seeds: September to November

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