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Sweet Peas: Lathyrus odoratus 'Zinfandel'

Botanical name: Lathyrus odoratus 'Zinfandel'

Common name: sweet-pea

also known as (vetchling)

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Photo credit: Renee's Garden
Sweet Peas: Lathyrus odoratus 'Zinfandel'
Sweet Peas: Lathyrus odoratus 'Zinfandel'
Sweet Peas: Lathyrus odoratus 'Zinfandel'
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Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Zones: 8a thru 11a

poisonous, climber

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description for "Sweet Peas: Lathyrus odoratus 'Zinfandel'"

'Zinfandel's ruffled blossoms are a rich shade of claret-burgundy that will remind you of fine vintage wine. This beautiful cultivar begins to bloom very early in the season to cloak a fence or arbor and provides striking bouquets of beautiful flowers with unrivaled depth of color. As the dark, satiny blossoms unfold along their stems, they release sweet-pea's seductive perfume of orange blossoms and honey, a fragrance no other flower can offer. Sweet-peas bloom best before the weather gets too hot, so if spring planting, sow as early as possible. In regions where summer heat comes on fast, they'll appreciate a spot with afternoon shade. Anchor climbing supports well as these vines will grow dense and heavy with bloom. Protect seedlings from birds, slugs and snails, especially if fall planting. Mulch and keep well-watered for best flower production. For longest bloom, pick flowers often and keep faded blossoms cut. - edited by dtd pbcouchman

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