Growers Information for Candy Pea – Lathyrus

Lathyrus - Perennial Plant, How to grow

A genus of hardy annual and herbaceous perennial climbers from temperate zones and tropical mountains.

Perennial species grown as we speak              

  • Lathyrus grandiflorus, 5 toes, rosy carmine, summer season, southern Europe.
  • Lathyrus latifolius, 10 toes, eternal pea, vivid carmine, August; var. albus, white flowers.
  • Lathyrus magellanicus, 8 toes, bluish-purple, summer season to early autumn, Straits of Magellan.
  • Lathyrus pubescens, 5 toes, pale blue, mid to late summer season, Chile.
  • Lathyrus rotundifolius, 6 toes, pink, summer season, Asia Minor.
  • Lathyrus splendens, sub-shrub, 1 foot, Carmine Summer time, California.
  • Lathyrus undulatus, 3 toes, rosy-purple, early summer season, Turkey.
  • Lathyrus vernus, 1 foot, purple and blue, spring, Europe.

The place to plant and develop

Any good wealthy soil is appropriate. Plant the perennials within the autumn or spring, selecting a sunny place the place the vegetation can climb over a trellis, wall or different help. These vegetation want a number of water within the rising season and they need to be fed through the summer season with liquid manure or a balanced 2 fertilizer. Within the autumn reduce down the stems and top-dress with manure within the spring. The perennial species are propagated by seeds or by division of the roots within the spring.

Lathyrus (lath-eye-rus)

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