Sweet Pea
Lathyrus odoratus 'America'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee)
Genus: Lathyrus (LAY-thy-russ)
Species: odoratus (oh-dor-AY-tus)
Cultivar: America
Hybridized by Morse-Vaughn 1896

Category
Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color

Bloom Characteristics
Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow

Height
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

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

Bloom Color
Rose/Mauve
White/Near White

Bloom Time
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage
Deciduous

Other details

Soil pH requirements

Patent Information

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