PERENNIAL SWEET PEA ANSON'S PEA Lathyrus nervosus
A rare perennial Sweet Pea with lilac coloured and fragrant flowers! A rambling or climbing vine that is perennial, returning each year bigger and better than before! These gentle climbers will work their way through a fence, or can be naturalized easily. Drought tolerant. A special plant for collectors!
Type: Hardy perennial
Hardiness zones: 4-9
Height: 200cm, 79"
Location: Sun or part shade
Note: These seeds and plants can be harmful if eaten, and has toxicity. ornamental use only.
Seeds per pack: 5
Germination: As with many perennials, these seeds require a period of moist cold to help them grow. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds on the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 4-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.
We grow many of our seeds ourselves, which helps ensure that your seeds are fresh and are true to variety! Those that we cannot grow ourselves are obtained from very reputable suppliers.