Sweet pea Charlie's Angel

Lathyrus odoratus 'Charlie's Angel'

Sweet pea Charlie's Angel - Lathyrus odoratus 'Charlie's Angel'

Common Name: Sweet pea Charlie's Angel
Genus: Lathyrus
Species: odoratus
Cultivar: 'Charlie's Angel'

Category: Annuals & Biennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.80 m (180 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Highly scented lavender-blue flowers add an alluring touch to cottage gardens or informal planting schemes when they can be allowed to scramble over supporting obelisks arches or trellis. Their soft colouring mixes well with stronger purples, blues and pinks.

  • Garden care: From October to late February sow seeds into deep pots or root trainers filled with a good-quality seed compost and place them in a cold frame. Pinch out the tips as the plants grow to encourage them to become bushier and produce more flowers and harden off before planting out in early April. Direct sowings can also be made in October or March. Before planting out, incorporate lots of well-rotted organic matter in the planting hole. Apply a balanced liquid plant food every two weeks while in growth and deadhead regulary to encourage more flowers.

  • Sow: October-February or April

  • Flowering: June-September



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