Tangier pea

Lathyrus tingitanus

Photo/Illustration: 
Delilah Smittle
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Tangier pea (Lathyrus tingitanus)
Genus:  Lathyrus
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.
Care:  Provide support or grow through shrubs or small trees. Heat tolerant. Sow seed in cool weather in rich soil with excellent drainage.
Propagation:  Sow seed in containers in a cold frame or in situ in early spring. Pre-soak or chip seed to hasten germination.
Problems:  Pythium root rot, powdery mildew, rust, gray mold, birds, slugs, snails, aphids and thrips.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow,
Niagara
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Annuals

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