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Lathyrus odoratus 'Blush Strokes'
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common name: Sweet Pea
growth rate: fast
growth habit: climber
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Hardy annual climber. Good sized flowers borne on long stems, Deep pink streaks and speckles on a creamy white ground. Early flowering.
Fertile, humus-rich, well drained soil in full sun or light dappled shade. Provide suitable support.
Dead-head regularly to prolong flowering.
Can suffer from powdery mildew.
From seed sown in early to mid spring or in autumn in mild areas. It helps to soak or chip the seeds first. Germination is normally in 2 weeks.
Cut flowers, fences and trellis.