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Tangier pea

Lathyrus tingitanus

A vigorous grower, this plant climbs by grasping tendrils, reaching 10 feet high. It has sweet-pea-like flowers and lacy foliage composed of pairs of leaflets.

CareProvide support or grow through shrubs or small trees. Heat tolerant. Sow seed in cool weather in rich soil with excellent drainage.

PropagationSow seed in containers in a cold frame or in situ in early spring. Pre-soak or chip seed to hasten germination.

ProblemsPythium root rot, powdery mildew, rust, gray mold, birds, slugs, snails, aphids and thrips.

  • Genus : Lathyrus
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Type : Annuals
  • Uses : Containers
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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