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Lathyrus latifolius 'White Pearl'

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Lathyrus latifolius 'White Pearl' Seeds

Perennial Sweet Peas are vigorous plants with strong stems, evergreen foliage and plenty of beautiful flowers. As their name suggests White Pearl has blooms in pure white. Buds are pale green-yellow opening to white and foliage is evergreen. Flowers are very similar to annual Sweet Peas however these evergreen Sweet Peas have no scent. Excellent Cut Flower.

They are brilliant plants for beginners because they are very easy to grow and super productive giving you an excellent show in the garden and masses of flowers for picking. What's more they are perennial. Cut the evergreen foliage back after flowering (either in autumn or spring) and they'll regrow to flower again next year. Awarded the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the RHS.


Genus Lathyrus latifolius
Variety White Pearl
Plant Type Perennial Climber. Cut Flower.
Height & Spread 2.1m tall x 60 cm wide (7 feet tall x 2 feet)
Sow Seeds Soak seeds in clean water for 24 hours then sow indoors October-April. Allow seedlings to grow until well established then pot on. Grow 2 seedlings to a 1L pot. Sow direct from May/June.
Plant Out Plant out after the last frosts from May onwards. Once plants are established they are hardy all year round to minus 20°C. Provide sturdy support. Perennial Sweet Peas can be grown up a wigwam of canes, over archways walls and pergolas.
Conditions Required Perennial Sweet Peas have long roots and need fertile, moist but well drained soil. They prefer a sunny spot. They will also grow in dappled shade. Water thoroughly in dry spells.
Flower Production Masses of blooms produced from June to September.
Deadhead and feed regularly to keep the flowers going.
Picking Pick Sweet Peas when the first flower is open and the top two are still in bud. It's best to pick early in the morning or in the cool evening and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 5 days in a vase.
Planting Combinations Everlasting Sweet Peas are some of the best perennial climbing flowers that you can grow. You will be amazed at how many flowers are produced. They make a great show on their own and with other climbers such as Cobaea scandens and Dolichos lablab.
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