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botanical name:
Lathyrus odoratus 'Gwendoline'
Lathyrus odoratus 'Gwendoline' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Sweet Pea 'Gwendoline'
family:  Papilionaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial, scented/aromatic
height: 2.00m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: climber
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: blue-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
description:
Hardy annual climber. Large showy flowers of rose-pink and white with wavy petals, held on long strong stems. Strongly scented. Tall growing and vigorous.

cultivation:
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.

propagation:
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.

usage:
Cut flowers, fences and trellis.

other notes:
Spencer type cultivar. Introduced by Unwins in 1999. Named after Gwen Bishop, wife of the National Sweet Pea Society president.

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