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Lathyrus odoratus or Sweet Pea

Lathyrus odoratus is also known as Sweet Pea. It is an annual climber that flowers late spring and summer. It grows to 2m or 6ft tall. The flowers are about 3.5cm or 1.5 in size. Lathyrus odoratus flowers are fragrant. The flower petals are red and the wings are purple. Lathyrus odoratus is part of the Fabaceae family of plants.

Lathyrus odoratus Sweet Pea
Lathyrus odoratus

Grow Lathyrus odoratus in the sun. Plant it in humus-rich, fertile, and well-drained soil. Add organic manure to the soil. Fertilize every two weeks. It is easy to grow and a favorite of many gardeners. Dead-head the plants for more blossoms during the flowering season. Grow Lathyrus odoratus from seed. Tie them for better support. Watch out for aphids, slugs, snails, thrips, fusarium wilt, sweet pea viruses, and powdery mildew.

Lathyrus odoratus
Sweet Pea or Lathyrus odoratus
Sweet Pea or Lathyrus odoratus
Lathyrus odoratus or Sweet Pea

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