Other Lathyrus species, including wild Lathyrus odoratus...
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have an annual life cycle. Very easy to grow. Most are hardy and can be left to self-seed around the garden. Can be sown in succession to prolong the season of flowering.
will survive from one year to another. They can be sown at any time but are unlikely to flower in the first year.
How to grow
As with all plants, a good guide with Lathyrus species is to understand their natural habitat and try to reproduce it. Annuals are produced from seed and are normally sown in Spring in the UK. Most are quick to germinate and flower so respond to successional sowing to achieve flowering at different times. They required the removal of dead flower heads and watering during dry spells to prolong flowering. Most species do best in full sun but some of the more delicate annuals and the South American climbers seem to benefit from light shade during the mid-day sun.
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Full details of each can be found on the how to order page.
All seeds on this site are £1.50 per packet (minimum 10 seeds) or £6.50 per large packet (min. 50 seeds) unless otherwise stated.
Varieties and species not currently shown on the site are £2.50 per packet, £8.50 per large packet.
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£1.50 per seed order to the UK and Islands;
£2.70 to Europe outside the UK
£8.50 to the rest of the world (tracked and signed where available)
Scented Collection - £13.50
10 packets from the varieties listed on our "Old-fashioned & Grandiflora" pages. You can choose or else leave it to us.
Sussex Collection - £13.50
10 packets from the varieties listed on our "Spencer" pages. You can choose or else leave it to us.
Exhibitor's Collection £29.00
5 large packets from the varieties listed on our "Spencer" pages. You can choose or else leave it to us.
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