Lathyrus odoratus ‘Earl Grey’, was the first bicoloured flaked sweet pea cultivar. These sweet pea flowers have a very striking appearance; I guess it’s one of those plants that you either love or hate! Lathyrus odoratus ‘Earl Grey’ flowers feature standard petals that are splashed with maroon below wing petals that are similarly marked with violet, both are complimented by a white background. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Earl Grey’ produces lightly fragranced flowers.
A tall, climbing sweet pea cultivar, Lathyrus odoratus ‘Earl Grey’ plants produce self-clinging tendrils that will enable this sweet pea to comfortably scrabble up a wigwam, trellis, or open fencing.
This distinctive sweet pea was raised by the renowned sweet pea Keith Hammett, in New Zealand. Seeds were introduced to the UK by Roger Parsons in 2014.
You can discover the performance of Lathyrus odoratus ‘Earl Grey’ in my 2015 Sweet Pea Trial, by clicking here.