Lathyrus odoratus
'Black Knight'

"Sweet Pea"

Lathyrus odoratus Black Knight Sweet Pea

Another heirloom Sweet Pea from 1898. The highly scented maroon flowers glow with a deep, dark splendor bloom Spring-early Summer. Quickly grows 5-6’ tall if given something to climb, or can be allowed to cascade over the side of a container. Makes a wonderful cut flower, adding bold contrast to bouquets. Plant in rich, airy soil as soon the last frost has passed & fertilize regularly to encourage growth & deadhead to prolong bloom – your efforts will be rewarded with a seemingly endless explosion of flowers. Self-sows for freebies next year!



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