Lathyrus odoratus
‘Painted Lady’

Dating to 1737, Painted Lady was the very first named sweet pea cultivar! It's still a headliner thanks to its pretty rose and white bicolor flowers and its heady perfume. Add in its heat tolerance and early flowering and you can see why this sweet pea has been a star in people's gardens for three centuries. Born on sturdy vining branches, the endless stream of long-stemmed flowers are just the thing for creating heavenly scented bouquets. Vigorous and not as prone to powdery mildew, this selection is perfect for spicing up a walkway railing or for climbing a trellis. Bees and hummingbirds find the flowers just as irresistible so place this sweet pea where it can be easily seen and imbibed. This vine grows quickly to 6-8' tall and requires little care. Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in sun to light shade. Deadheading prolongs blooming. May reseed.

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Full Sun
Average Water

All USDA zones