Lathyrus odoratus 'King Sized Navy Blue'

Lathyrus odoratus 'King Sized Navy Blue'

Sweet pea

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Lathyrus odoratus 'King Sized Navy Blue'
  • Common name: Sweet pea
  • Plant type: Annual

Height: 2m

Spread: 50cm

Flower colour:
  • Blue
Foliage colour:
  • BlueGreen
  • Features: Scented flowers

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Lathyrus odoratus 'King-Sized Navy Blue' is one of the darkest blue sweet peas around. It bears up to five large, wavy blooms on long, slender stems, making it an excellent cut flower. It also has a wonderful fragrance. Like other sweet peas, Lathyrus odoratus 'King-Sized Navy Blue' is perfect for training up an obelisk or trellis in the garden, or even growing in a pot on the patio.

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

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil, Needs regular watering in pots
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested

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