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'Painted Lady' Sweet Pea

'Painted Lady' Sweet Pea

Regular price $3.50 Sale

Lathyrus odoratus

Origin: England

Improvement status: Cultivar

Seeds per packet: ~45

Germination tested 10/2020: 97%

Life cycle: Annual

Painted Lady' is an absolutely gorgeous bicolor ornamental sweet pea (not to be confused with edible peas!). The white and pink flowers small fantastic — that's why this species is called "sweet." It's an annual vine grown exclusively for its beauty and intense aroma. Developed by Henry Echford, a Scottish plant breeder who became famous across Britain and the wider world in the 1800s for his fabulous sweet peas. Blossoms apparently go from white/rose in the morning to shades of purple by evening. The fragrance is strongest at night.

We got these seeds from Wild Garden Seeds in Philomath, Oregon.