Lathyrus 'Winston Churchill'

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Winston Churchill’

Sweet pea

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

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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

  • Botanical name: Lathyrus odoratus 'Winston Churchill'
  • Common name: Sweet pea
  • Family: Papilionaceae
  • Plant Type: Annual

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Winston Churchill’ is a popular Spencer-type sweet pea, bearing dark crimson red, velvety flowers with a fantastic fragrance. It’s perfect for training up an obelisk or trellis in the garden, or even in a pot on the patio.

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For best results, feed ‘Winston Churchill’ fortnightly with a high-potash fertiliser, and deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. 

How to grow Lathyrus 'Winston Churchill'

  • Plant size

    1.8m height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

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 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

Lathyrus 'Winston Churchill' and wildlife

Lathyrus 'Winston Churchill' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Lathyrus 'Winston Churchill' poisonous?

Lathyrus 'Winston Churchill' 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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