Lathyrus odoratus ‘Lord Nelson’

Family: Fabaceae

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Lord Nelson’ is an Old Fashioned Sweet Pea cultivar, which was first introduced back in 1907.  This sweet pea really stands out in the garden, as the plants produces attractive, dark purple-navy coloured flowers – this flower’s standard petals are a deep indigo colour, while the wing petals are coloured in the darkest navy blue.  The overall look is quite striking.

Plants grow to around 1.5-1.8m (5-6ft) tall.  For best results, plant Lathyrus odoratus ‘Lord Nelson’ in a bright and sunny location.  To make the most of ‘Lord Nelson’ flowers, plant this sweet pea cultivar close to a terrace or seating area, near a path, or by your front door, so you can enjoy this sweet pea’s delightful fragrance.

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Lord Nelson’ is a hardy, annual climber, which is easily grown and will supply you with a plentiful supply of cut flowers, if picked regularly.  Don’t allow any of your sweet pea flowers to fade on your plant; as once your plants begin seed production they will cease flowering.

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