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Lathyrus odoratus ‘Lady Turrel’

Sweet pea

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in June

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Plant does flower in August

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Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Lathyrus odoratus 'Lady Turrel'
  • Common name: Sweet pea
  • Family: Papilionaceae
  • Plant Type: Annual, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Blue​/​Green

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Lady Turrel’

The sweet pea, Lathyrus odoratus, is a hardy annual climber with winged stems, mid-green foliage and fragrant flowers. Many cultivars have been developed, including ‘old fashioned’ sweet peas and popular Spencer cultivars. Sweet peas can be trained to grow up canes for high-quality blooms, or allowed to scramble freely up a trellis or obelisk. They make excellent cut flowers. Plants need a cool moist root run, and regular watering in dry weather.

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Lathyrus odoratus ‘Lady Turrel’ is an old-fashioned sweet pea, with bicoloured magenta flowers with a strong scent. It will quickly climb a trellis or obelisk, for a flush of scented summer flowers.

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For best results, feed Lathyrus odoratus ‘Lady Turrel’ with a high potash fertiliser once a fortnight, and cut blooms regularly to prolong flowering. 

How to grow Lathyrus 'Lady Turrel'

  • Plant size

    1.4m height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do Sow in September

Do Sow in October

Do Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Collect seeds
Collect seeds

Do not Collect seeds in January

Do not Collect seeds in February

Do not Collect seeds in March

Do not Collect seeds in April

Do not Collect seeds in May

Do not Collect seeds in June

Do not Collect seeds in July

Do not Collect seeds in August

Do Collect seeds in September

Do Collect seeds in October

Do not Collect seeds in November

Do not Collect seeds in December

Lathyrus 'Lady Turrel' and wildlife

Lathyrus 'Lady Turrel' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Lathyrus 'Lady Turrel' poisonous?

Lathyrus 'Lady Turrel' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

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