Lathyrus vernus 'Alboroseus'

Lathyrus vernus 'Alboroseus'

Spring pea

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Lathyrus vernus 'Alboroseus'
  • Common name: Spring pea
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 45cm

Spread: 45cm

Flower colours:
  • Pink
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • 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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