Painted Lady Sweet Pea

Lathyrus odoratus 'Painted Lady'

[lathyrus_odoratus]

In 1811 Jefferson planted Lathyrus odoratus seeds sent to him by André Thouin of Paris. The sweet pea is another flower associated with old, particularly English, gardens. But, it was popular enough in this country that Bernard McMahon listed five varieties in The American Gardener's Calendar.

Growth Type: Annual Color(s): Pink, White Hardiness Zones: 1 - 10 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Partial Shade

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Blooming Dates 2001: May 11 – Jun 202002: May 4 – Jun 142003: May 6 – Jun 272004: May 21 – Jul 122005: Jun 3 – Jul 12006: May 5 – Jun 302007: Apr 30 – Jun 142008: May 15 – Jun 242009: May 11 – Jun 182010: May 10 – Jun 182012: May 17 – Jun 222013: May 14 – Jun 28