Lathyrus odoratus ‘Nelly Viner’

Family: Fabaceae

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Nelly Viner’ is an Old Fashioned Sweet Pea cultivar, which produces very small but very pretty, sugar-pink coloured flowers.  This sweet pea was first introduced in 1901.  It was bred by Mr E. Viner, who named this sweet pea for one of his relatives, before selling seeds to the legendary sweet pea breeder Henry Eckford.

This sweet pea cultivar produces fragrant flowers that look great in the garden, but it’s also such a treat to grow Lathyrus odoratus ‘Nelly Viner’ flowers to generate cut flowers and enhance our homes with these lovely scented blooms. 

Lathyrus odoratus ‘Nelly Viner’ is an easily grown, hardy, annual climber.  Plants grow to around 1.8-2.5m (6-8ft) tall.  Lathyrus odoratus ‘Nelly Viner’ plants require a wigwam, an obelisk, pea netting, or a sweet pea frame, to support the plants as they grow.    

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