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Painted Lady Sweet Pea

Lathyrus odoratus ‘'Painted Lady'’

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: 
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Partial Shade
Blooming History: 
2001 May 11 to 2001 Jun 202002 May 4 to 2002 Jun 142003 May 6 to 2003 Jun 272004 May 21 to 2004 Jul 122005 Jun 3 to 2005 Jul 12006 May 5 to 2006 Jun 302007 Apr 30 to 2007 Jun 142008 May 15 to 2008 Jun 242009 May 11 to 2009 Jun 182010 May 10 to 2010 Jun 182012 May 17 to 2012 Jun 222013 May 14 to 2013 Jun 282014 Apr 24 to 2014 Jun 152015 May 8 to 2015 Jun 232016 Jun 10 to 2016 Jul 20
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