Sweet pea Royal Wedding

Lathyrus odoratus 'Royal Wedding'

Sweet pea Royal Wedding - Lathyrus odoratus 'Royal Wedding'

Common Name: Sweet pea Royal Wedding
Genus: Lathyrus
Species: odoratus
Cultivar: 'Royal Wedding'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for wildlife

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

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

The fragrant creamy white flowers are produced in open clusters on long stems throughout the summer and contrast well with the greyish-green foliage. An elegant sweet pea that has a delicious scent it will look super when allowed to scramble through an obelisk and will attract bees and other beneficial insects.

  • 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. It is important to remove the faded flowers before they set seed so picking them to fill a vase inside will only encourage more to form.

  • Sow: October-February or April

  • Flowering: June-September



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