Love Spring Vetchling

(Zone 4b)

Such a wonderful early spring blooming perennial.

We have three different lathyrus vernus distinguished by the different colored blooms i.e. purple, pale pink and white.

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Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

Nice! I've tried it a couple times and haven't had luck keeping it.
Might have to try it again. Any tips for keeping it?
I'm not sure if our summer heat/humidity could be the problem,
as is often the case.

Lake Stevens, WA(Zone 8a)

I see why you like it. I have never tried it, possibly from an (irrational?) fear of invasiveness. That does NOT look invasive.

(Zone 4b)

Thanks 'robin and 'pistil'.

I am not sure I can offer you any advice re maintaining its health as so far all 6 of mine have done ok w/o any intervention on my part. I have no doubt that in your much warmer climate it will go dormant.

So far the purple flowered ones are the most vigorous but I have seen no sign of any seedlings and it has been in our garden for now a couple of seasons.

This message was edited May 23, 2016 6:35 PM

Lake Stevens, WA(Zone 8a)

I think I may try it next year.

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