Photo by Melody

PlantFiles: Sweet Pea
Lathyrus odoratus 'Miss Willmott'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lathyrus (LAY-thy-russ) (Info)
Species: odoratus (oh-dor-AY-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Miss Willmott

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Vines and Climbers

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Seed is poisonous if ingested
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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; 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

Click thumbnail
to view:

By LilyLover_UT
Thumbnail #1 of Lathyrus odoratus by LilyLover_UT

By zone5girl
Thumbnail #2 of Lathyrus odoratus by zone5girl

By zone5girl
Thumbnail #3 of Lathyrus odoratus by zone5girl

By Lala_Jane
Thumbnail #4 of Lathyrus odoratus by Lala_Jane

By AnniesAnnuals
Thumbnail #5 of Lathyrus odoratus by AnniesAnnuals


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive starfarmer On Jul 30, 2013, starfarmer from Ann Arbor, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Of five varieties we planted this season, only 'Miss Willmott' has thrived, and, so far, it's the only one that has flowered (all the others *did* put on vegetative growth and we're hoping for flowers as it cools down).

'Miss Willmott' started flowering in early July and, other than a brief spell when temps reached the 90s, has been in bloom ever since. It has certainly proved itself here in our Zone 6a Michigan garden!

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 5, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Introduced to the U.S. from England in 1901. Deep glowing pink-orange flowers. Annual, 5-6'.


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

Richmond, California
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Painesville, Ohio

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America