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Lathyrus odoratus 'Knee High'

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lathyrus (LAY-thy-russ) (Info)
Species: odoratus (oh-dor-AY-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Knee High
Additional cultivar information: (aka Knee-Hi)

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Category:
Annuals

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pink
Rose/Mauve
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
Red
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Blue-Violet
Purple
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive dagirly On May 15, 2008, dagirly from Rock Hill, SC wrote:

I grew these from seed in a large container for our deck and it has turned out beautifully. The flowers are so pretty and the smell is intoxicating, in fact our dogs even stop to smell them. My only regret is that I didn't plant 3 more containers...next year :-)

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Rock Hill, South Carolina



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