Denver Plants

Common name: "Trailing Sweet Pea" or "Annual Sweet Pea"
Latin name:
Lathyrus odoratus cultivar

Lathyrus odoratus - Trailing Sweet Pea
Class: Annual
Growth habit:
Climber or Trailing

Max height:
12" - 36"
Spread: Unlimited

Flowers: Spring to early Fall

Available cultivars: 17+
Origin: Hybrid
Water: Pictured: Lathyrus odoratus
Cultivation: "Trailing Sweet Pea" will perform best during the cooler months of spring and then again as the summer cools at the end of the growing season. "Annual Sweet Peas" can be grown in beds, containers or hanging baskets. Provide some sort of support if you want the plant to grow upright. Their flowers are lightly scented and good for cutting.

Plant Trailing Sweet Peas in full sun to light shade in very fertile well drained soil. Keep the soil moist at all times... but never soggy. The two main reasons for plant decline is... drying out their soil, and high summer temperatures.

Potential pests ~ diseases:
Powdery mildew or slugs.

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