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Lathyrus odoratus 'Gwendoline'
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common name: Sweet Pea 'Gwendoline'
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. Large showy flowers of rose-pink and white with wavy petals, held on long strong stems. Strongly scented. Tall growing and vigorous.
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.
Spencer type cultivar. Introduced by Unwins in 1999. Named after Gwen Bishop, wife of the National Sweet Pea Society president.