The, which provides very beautiful cut , is the best known species.
Creates an attractive division against a new wire fence and will quickly brighten a newly established garden. In the second year Lathyrus will not do quite so well in the same situation, unless the soil is thoroughly manured. Provide full sun or very light shade.
Cool, very rich, moderately damp soil. If possible choose a differentevery year.
From. For early flowering the are sown in the autumn, but this may also be done in mid spring. Provide adequate support.
Lathyrus odoratus,: Height to 3 m; flowering season, depending on the time of , in summer. Bare, angular stalks; the terminate in tendrils. Innumerable colours; consult a catalogue.