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Perennial Sweet Pea
Scientific Name: Lathyrus latifolius L.
Synonym: Lathyrus megalanthus, Lathyrus membranaceus, Lathyrus sylvestris ssp. latifolius
Family: Fabaceae
Perennial Sweet Pea (Lathyrus  latifolius)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 416. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 3-7

Heat Tolerance: Killed by summer heat in Arizona

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Europe and northern Africa

Growth Habits: Deciduous vine, climbing with tendrils, up to 8 feet tall (2.4 m) or more, space 2 feet apart (60 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water, well drained soil

Propagation: Seeds, division possible but not as convenient

Blooming Habits:
Purple, pink, white, red flowers in June to September

Fruiting Habits:

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