Zone: 3 to 8 Growth Rate: Fast Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial Vine Family: Fabaceae Native Range: Southern Europe Height: 6 to 9 feet Spread: 3 to 6 feet Shape: Twining Vine Bloom Time: June to September Bloom Color: Pink to White Sun: Full Sun Fall Color: Drought Tolerance: Moderate to High Water: Medium Maintenance: Low-Medium Site Requirements /Soil Tolerances: Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates some light shade and drought. Best performance occurs in fertile soils in cool summer climates with good air circulation. Culture: Provide even moisture and regular fertilizer throughout the growing season. Uses: Allow plants to sprawl along the ground or twine onto support structures. Borders or cottage gardens. Ground cover for slopes and embankments. Trail over rocky areas. Climb on walls or fences. Containers. Sowing Lathyrus latifolius Seeds: For best results, please follow the instructions in the order provided. Scarify: Soak in warm water for 24 hours Stratify: None Germination: Sow 1/2" Deep, Keep Moist, (Not wet). Temp 60-70 F. Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Or plant outdoors early spring after all danger of frost.
Attracts Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms, Easy to Grow, Perennial Flowering Vine
QTY: 20 SEEDS
Everlasting Pea is an herbaceous long-lived perennial with trailing or climbing stems that produces attractive rose to white pea-like flowers over a long summer bloom. Native to the Southern Europe, Everlasting Pea has been cultivated in North America since the early 1700s.
Everlasting Pea is a perennial cousin to the annual Sweet Pea with large clusters of showy flowers ranging from white to pink, rose and lavender-mauve. Unfortunately, these are not fragrant, but are excellent for cutting and can also be dried. Plants form a sprawling or climbing clump of dark green leaves. Useful on dry, sunny slopes. Plants spread by rhizomes and will self-seed. Flowers give way to flattened, pea-like seed pods. Both pods and seeds are toxic if ingested.
Additional common names for this species include perennial pea and wild sweet pea.