Lathyrus vernus


Treasured for its charming effect in the spring woodland garden, this is a hardy perennial cousin to the familiar annual Sweet Pea. Plants form a low clump of light green leaves, with an early spring display of bright purple-blue flowers. Combines beautifully with Primula, Pulmonaria and other woodland perennials, as well as any of the spring flowering bulbs. Prefers a moist, partly shaded site that does not dry out.

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Product Description

A low-growing, bushy perennial that produces a very pretty display of purple-blue, pea-like flowers in spring. This is an excellent plant for kick-starting the display in the herbaceous border, where it will associate well with spring flowering Primula and Pulmonarias. After the flowers have faded the foliage starts to die back and by midsummer it is all but gone, so make sure you plant it with late summer flowering perennials, which will grow into the gap it leaves behind.

Size 1L