Sweet Pea - Perennial
Perennial sweet pea is a rhizomatous legume that is used extensively as ground cover for erosion control and beautification purposes. It develops tendrils that will allow the plant to climb, though on its own will only grow up around two feet tall. It produces coarse foliage and requires 25-65 inches of annual rainfall per year. The plant roots will grow as deep as twelve inches below the surface, providing significant soil stabilization. Perennial sweet pea is adapted to medium and coarse soil textures, has high drought tolerance, and requires moderate soil fertility. If broadcasted, the seed should be covered with a fine layer of topsoil or mulch, or harrowed in. Successful germination will only result it if is fully encapsulated within the soil. Consider planting this species with a companion grass for better ground cover.
- Product Name: Sweet Pea - Perennial
- Latin Name: Lathyrus latifolius
- Type: Flower
- Color: pink,purple
- Cycle: Perennial
- Origin: Introduced
- Height: 24"
- Planting Season: Spring,Mid Fall
- Bloom Season: Spring
- Seeds Per Pound: 9,520
- Seeding Rate (lbs./acre): 40
*Planting and Bloom Season. Please remember that Planting and Bloom seasons will differ for each variety depending on the location and climate conditions where the seed is planted. Refer to the USDA Plant Hardiness Map for specifics on how to determine the best time of year to plant for your location. The information provided is based on experienced agricultural practices throughout the Willamette Valley of Oregon and is applicable to Zones 7-10 only.