Lathyrus, Sweet Pea 'Royal Family Mix'

Lathyrus odoratus

Family: Fabaceae (fab-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lathyrus (LAY-thy-russ) (Info)
Species: odoratus (oh-dor-AY-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Royal Family Mix
Additional cultivar information:(Spencer type)

Category:

Vines and Climbers

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

Scarlet (dark red)

Coral/Apricot

Lavender

Medium Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are fragrant

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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; stratify if sowing indoors

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Santa Rosa, California

Canon City, Colorado

Fulton, Texas

Kalama, Washington

Madison, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 14, 2008, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

I am giving this a positive because the flowers were lovely, although I preferred the antique sweet peas to this one. This mix does have a nice range of lovely, soft but intense colors. The flowers of most colors are lightly perfumed. All are large and some are ruffled. And most of the mix bloomed for a long time (end of June to September). The downsides are that the perfume is very light compared to the antiques, and this type is not as heat-tolerant - foliage browned and I lost quite a few plants in mid-summer heat. In general not as vigorous as the older types.

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