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Everlasting Pea 'Pink Pearl'
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Everlasting Pea 'Pink Pearl'

Lathyrus latifolius
The everlasting pea has scrambled its way into our gardens throughout history. Once a medicinal plant to the Greeks, it became an ornamental in English gardens, and the round seeds traveled to America in the pockets of colonists. 'Pink Pearl' is an improved selection, with large trusses of satiny petaled pearly pink flowers that are impressive for their long-lasting blooms, and the plant is long-lived and vigorous.
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Approximate Seeds Per Packet
30
Lifecycle
Perennial
Perennial Hardiness Zone
5,
6,
7,
8,
9
Mature Size
5-6' h x 2.5' w
Sun
Full sun to partial shade
Soil
Rich, moist, well-drained
Season
Summer to fall
Color
Opalescent pink flowers
Features
Great Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Attracts Butterflies
Notable
RHS Award of Garden Merit Winner
SOWING INSTRUCTIONS
Depth:
1/2-1"; nick seed coat or soak seeds for 24 hours prior to planting.
Sprout Time:
20-30 days
Starting Indoors:
Start indoors in pots 6-8 weeks before planting out. Keep at 55-65°F.
Starting Outdoors:
Direct sow in early spring into cool soil.
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
At last frost date.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Everlasting pea is one of the best heirloom flowering groundcovers, with large tresses of impeccable pea-shaped flowers and matte sea-green leaves and stems. Long-blooming throughout the summer, it benefits from deadheading but is showy without added care. Provide a trellis or post for it to climb, or allow it to drape over walls and spill down banks. Considered a spreader as it produces a generous amount of seeds. Caution: seeds have mild toxic effects if ingested in significant amounts.
Final Spacing:
6-10" supported; 2-3' unsupported
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
About 1" per week
Soil pH:
Slightly acidic to neutral (6.5-7.0)
Fertilizer:
Mix in a few inches of compost prior to planting and topdress with an additional 2" or so every spring. If soil is not rich, apply an organic granular fertilizer.
Diseases & Pests:
If slugs are troublesome, sprinkle some diatomaceous earth, crushed eggshells, or iron phosphate pellets on the ground around the base of the plant. Aphids can be a nuisance; hose plants down daily until the pests are gone, or apply an insecticidal soap. Avoid powdery mildew and leaf spot with proper spacing in a location that has good air circulation. A preventive organic fungicide can be used.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Cut when 3/4 of florets are open.