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botanical name:
Lathyrus odoratus 'Chatsworth'
Lathyrus odoratus 'Chatsworth' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Sweet Pea
family:  Papilionaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial, scented/aromatic
height: 1.60m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: climber
leaf colour: green
flower colour: light blue
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Hardy annual climber. Showy, pale lavender-blue flowers with wavy petals, several carried on each slender stem in summer.

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, cottage gardens
Good for exhibiting.

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