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sweet pea 'Virgo'
Lathyrus can be annuals or herbaceous or evergreen perennials, mostly climbing, with pinnate leaves ending in a tendril, and showy pea-like flowers, fragrant in some species
'Virgo' is a vigorous bushy annual bearing long-stemmed racemes of about 4 white flowers in summer and early autumn
Toxicity Acute ingestion may cause mild stomach upset
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Incorporate organic matter into the soil before planting and feed with a balanced, liquid fertiliser once a month when in growth. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering
Propagate by seed sown in-situ in mid-spring. Germination may be improved by pre-soaking or chipping before sowing
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Remove after flowering
Pests May be attacked by aphids, slugs and snails
May be affected by powdery mildews
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