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Lathyrus odoratus ‘Painted Lady’

Sweet pea

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Flowers
Flowers

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Plant does not flower in December

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

Pink

Foliage colour:

Blue​/​Green

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.

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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.

How to grow Lathyrus 'Painted Lady'

  • Plant size

    2.5m 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 / acidic
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Sow

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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

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Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

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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 not 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 'Painted Lady' and wildlife

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

Is Lathyrus 'Painted Lady' poisonous?

Lathyrus 'Painted Lady' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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