Perennial Pea is a summer-flowering vine that Thomas Jefferson sowed in one of the oval beds at Monticello in 1807. It was an established garden plant in America before 1720. Perennial Pea is a long-lived vigorous climber with attractive blue-green leaves and showy flowers in red, pink, or rarely, white. Although European in origin, it has naturalized in many parts of the United States, especially on roadsides. Jefferson-documented: This plant was documented by Thomas Jefferson in his Garden Book, Notes on the State of Virginia, or other writings.
Native Distribution: Southern Europe
Direct sow seeds after the last spring frost. Before sowing, scarify and pre-soak seeds for 12 hours. Provide a support structure. Approximately 15 Perennial Pea (Lathyrus latifolius) seeds per packet.
Perennial Pea (Lathyrus latifolius) is considered an invasive plant in the following state: OR.
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