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botanical name:
Lathyrus odoratus 'Winston Churchill'
Lathyrus odoratus 'Winston Churchill' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Sweet Pea 'Winston Churchill'
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: red
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. Scented, bright cherry red flowers, held on long, strong stems from early summer.


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 autumn under cover or in mild areas, alternatively in early to mid spring. It helps to soak or chip the seeds first. Germination is normally in 2 weeks.

usage:
Cut flowers, fences and trellis.

other notes:
Spencer variety

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