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Sweet Pea

Botanical Name
Lathyrus odoratus
Hardiness
Annual
Height
3 to 8 feet
Width
2 to 3 feet
Flowers
Spring to summer: pink, red, blue, lavender, purple, white, bicolor; fragrant
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained, cool, rich in organic matter
Planting & Care
  • Direct sow outdoors 5 weeks before last frost or start indoors 6 to 8 weeks before last frost
  • Deadhead to prolong bloom
Problems
None serious

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