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

Category:

Annuals

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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

Regional

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

Richmond, California

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Painesville, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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'.