Lathyrus pubescens seeds – ( Argentine Pea)

$6.50

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Description

This extremely attractive lavender blue flowered perennial pea is a gentle climber to approx 1.75 metres. It has mildly grape scented flowers which make extremely good long lasting cut flowers. It is not as common as it once was in cultivation having fallen out of fashion. Plants can be summer dormant after putting on growth in spring. It may provide you with a few flowers in the first year from seed, but in the 2nd year it will produce a better quantity of flowers. Its native home is Argentina , and is essentially temperate climate grower but it will also stand some frost.

Note :there are 10 seeds in a packet

Sowing advice
Sow the seeds in late winter or Spring.
Soak the seeds for 24 hours in luke-warm water or nick them with a pair of nail scissors as they are hard shelled, but take care not to damage the inside.
Sow the soaked seeds within 48 hours of soaking , in pots or trays in a good free draining seed raising mix. Cover the seeds to about 6mm deep, and keep moist but not waterlogged at about 15-18 deg C.
They usually take about 20-30 days to germinate, but may take much longer, so do not lose patience and throw out the seed pot.

Additional information

Classification

Perennial

Common Name

Argentine Pea

Family

Fabaciae

Maximum Height

approx 180 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 10