Lathyrus latifolius
Brand: Legutko
Packaged:2,0 g
Ex Tax: 1.55€
Perennial sweet pea "Duo mix" - Lathyrus latifolius.
Perennial Climber growing to 2m by 2m at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from July to September, and the seeds ripen from August to October.
The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees. It can fix Nitrogen. We rate it 1 out of 5 for usefulness.
The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.
It requires dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.
Habitats and Possible Locations: Meadow, Woodland, Sunny Edge, Dappled Shade, Shady Edge, Ground Cover.
An easily grown plant, succeeding in any moderately good garden soil, whether acid or alkaline. Prefers a position in full sun but tolerates part day shade.
Succeeds in dry soils and is drought tolerant when established. Grows well on dry slopes. Plants can be grown in quite coarse grass, which can be cut annually in the autumn.
Plants are hardy to at least -10°C.
A very ornamental plant, there are many named varieties. It is fast-growing and, when in a suitable position, can become invasive. Plants climb by means of tendrils.
Resents root disturbance and can take a year or two to settle down after being moved.
This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen.
Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby.
Propagation: Pre-soak the seed for 24 hours in warm water and then sow in early spring in a cold frame.
When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. If you have sufficient seed, then it can also be sown in situ in mid spring.
Division in spring. It may not transplant well so care should be taken.

Lathyrus latifolius White Püsik-lillhernes

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Eng.: Perennial sweet pea, perennial peavine, broad-leaved everlasting-pea. Suom.: Ruusunätkelmä, tarhanätkelmä. Sven.: Rosenvial, rosenluktärt. Bot. syn.: Lathyrus megalanthus.

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