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Growth Type Annual
Hardiness Zones 1-10
Planting Conditions Partial Shade
TJ Documented Plant Yes

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.

Visit Monticello's Online Shop to ceck for seeds or plants of Painted Lady Sweet Pea.

Typical Blooming Dates: May - July
Color(s): Pink, White, Purple
Location at Monticello: West Lawn

In Bloom at Monticello is made possible by support from The Richard D. and Carolyn W. Jacques Foundation.