How to grow Sweet pea

Sweet pea grow and care – 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

How to grow Sweet pea

Sweet pea plant flowers in different colors

Sweet pea blooming

Sweet pea plant care

Growing Sweet pea

Sweet pea flower

Sweet pea plant


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Herbaceous
  • Legumes
  • Vine
Plant Uses
  • Attract pollinators
  • Floristry
  • Hedging plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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