Sweet Pea Climber

(Question)

I’m still looking for ways to improve our condo development but not getting much support from the management.  Someone has recently recommended a sweet pea climber.  What can you tell me about this plant?

 

 

 

(Answer)

Hi,

You might be referring to perennial sweet pea, Lathyrus latifolius. It is a fast-growing, clambering vine that bears pinky-mauve flowers – usually as a first flush, then sporadically through the summer. It will require a trellis or some climbing structure. It does spread by underground rhizomes/suckers so will probably require some maintenance.

Hope this helps!