Lathyrus (The Sweet Pea Family)

The sweet pea is known to botanists as Lathyrus odoratus. The species has a number of interesting cousins, both annual and perennial, among them some that carry yellow flowers - about the only colour that still eludes the sweet pea breeders!!

Here you'll find a range of these other species, selected as relatively easy to grow. Though most are not scented, and certainly none are as fragrant as the sweet pea, many have interesting histories, and some delightful features that will enhance any garden.

Lathyrus annuus Mrs R Penney
£1.20 £1.30

Pretty orange flowers on a rapidly growing vine.  .....

Lathyrus chloranthus

10 seeds per packet. Lathyrus chloranthus climbs vigourously and produces small yellow flowers again.....

Lathyrus clymenum articulatus

Dainty pink and white flowers on a rampant vine. The pods are very attractive and numerous and .....

Lathyrus clymenum chelsea

Dainty pink flowers on a rampant vine. .....

Lathyrus sativus White

10 Seeds per packet. Small white flowers on a bushy green background. Try growing with Lathyrus sati.....

Lathyrus tingitanus

Lathyrus tingitanus, affectionately known as "the brute" - forms a rapid temporary hedge and has&nbs.....

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