Lathyrus latifolius ‘Red Pearl’
Everlasting pea ‘Red Pearl’, Broad-leaved everlasting pea ‘Red Pearl’, Perennial pea ‘Red Pearl’, Hardy sweet pea ‘Red Pearl’
Variety or Cultivar
‘Red Pearl’ _ ‘Red Pearl’ is a fast-growing, herbaceous perennial that climbs using tendrils. It has greyish-green leaves and, from summer through to autumn, bears racemes of purple-red flowers.
May cause stomach discomfort if ingested.
Reddish-purple in Summer; Reddish-purple in Autumn
Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Aphids , Slugs , Snails
Cut back to ground level in autumn.
Soak and then sow seed in a cold frame in early spring or in autumn. Sow in situ in autumn in mild areas.
WHERE TO GROW
Lathyrus latifolius ‘Red Pearl’ (Everlasting pea ‘Red Pearl’) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 1m after 1-2 years.
Wallside and trellises, Banks and Slopes, Drought Tolerant
Plant in sun or partial shade in fertile well-drained soil against a support as a climber or allow it to grow freely over banks and slopes.
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Sun