Lathyrus odoratus 'Painted Lady'

Lathyrus odoratus 'Painted Lady'

Sweet pea

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Lathyrus odoratus 'Painted Lady'
  • Common name: Sweet pea
  • Plant type: Annual

Height: 2.5m

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • BlueGreen
  • Features: Flowers, Scented flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • 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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