Lathyrus grandiflorus

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Lathyrus grandiflorus
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Lathyrus grandiflorus

Lathyrus grandiflorus, two-flowered everlasting pea, is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae, native to southern Europe. Growing to 2 m (6.6 ft) tall, it is a twining herbaceous perennial with grey-green leaves and, in late summer, bright, magenta-pink flowers, the central keel a darker red. Unlike its cousin, the annual sweet pea (L. odorata), it is unscented. Once established it is a robust plant with the ability to scramble into other shrubs and trees.[3] It is very hardy, down to −20 °C (−4 °F), so is capable of surviving conditions in most temperate regions of the world.

In the UK it has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lathyrus grandiflorus Sibth. & Sm". The Plant List. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Leguminosae Lathyrus grandiflorus Sm". International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  3. ^ Keen, Mary (10 August 2002). "How to grow: the everlasting pea". The Telegraph. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  4. ^ "RHS Plantfinder - Lathyrus grandiflorus". Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  5. ^ "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 58. Retrieved 14 March 2018.