Lathyrus odoratus 'White Supreme'

Lathyrus odoratus 'White Supreme'

Sweet pea

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Lathyrus odoratus 'White Supreme'
  • Common name: Sweet pea
  • Plant type: Annual

Height: 2m

Spread: 30cm

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

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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.

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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