How to grow Sweet pea

Sweet pea growing herbaceous vine of the genus Lathyrus also known as Lathyrus odoratus, Sweet pea annual used as ornamental cut flower or hedge attract pollinator plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a in the spring or 10b-11 as autumn planting.

Leaves color green in elliptic, obtuse or linear shape.

Sweet pea flower

Flower fragrant color can be: red, purple, white, yellow or pink in butterfly shape.

Fruit not edible and grow in pods.

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How to grow Sweet pea growing and care:


What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Winter to early spring / Autumn (in warmer climate)

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mites, virus

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
1-2 m, 3-6 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring to summer or in warm climate autumn to spring

General information about the flower
Butterfly fragrant flower, color can be: yellow, red, purple, white or pink

Scientific name:

Lathyrus odoratus

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