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Everlasting sweet pea

Discussion in 'Other Plants' started by Sarah Eley, May 3, 2019.

  1. Sarah Eley

    Sarah Eley Apprentice Gardener

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    I have an everlasting sweet pea in a pot next to a fence in North Yorks. It is grumpy, bent double and brown.

    Can anyone help me save it?

    Many thanks!
     
  2. Victoria

    Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

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    I think they need to be planted in the ground as their roots like space. Had one in Bucks and funnily enough just ordered some seeds for a variety mix yesterday.
     
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      My Mum planted some in their garden and they still flower now, and sadly she's been gone 13 years now. Definitely in the ground seems better.:dbgrtmb:
       
    • Sarah Eley

      Sarah Eley Apprentice Gardener

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      Thank you both for your reply. Digging and replanting this bank hol then!
       
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        I notice you called them " everlasting sweet pea " @Sarah Eley , please don't expext them to be large scented flowers. They're "Everlasting Pea's " ( Lathyrus Latifolius " ) ,a smaller, non-scented relative of the Sweet Pea ( Lathyrus Odorata ).
        Still a nice plant to grow, either as a climber or as a scrambling ground cover and what it lacks in size and scent it more than makes up for in quantity, you get way more flowers off these
         
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        • Sarah Eley

          Sarah Eley Apprentice Gardener

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          Ah. Thanks for the heads up. I know they are not large and fragrant like the others. Hadn't realised the name difference though. Thank you!
           
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