March - September
Common name: Sweet Pea, Lathyrus
Genus Name: Lathyrus Odoratus
Family Name: Fabaceae
Place of Origin: Southern Italy
How long do they last? 3-5 days
Sweet Peas are climbing plants, which can get up to 2m high. Originally not very impressive and in the eye of the spectator, cultivator Henry Eckford made the sweetpea to what it is today. Sweetly scented and famous for its loving looks.
Did you know?
Unlike the edible pea, this ‘sweet’ pea is not edible. It’s even a bit toxic.
Handle with care as these flowers are relatively fragile. Keep away from the fruit bowl as they are ethylene sensitive.