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Pink Pearl Perennial Sweet Pea Seedlings

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Lathyrus latifolia

  • Colour: Pink
  • Climber or Ground cover
  • Height: 2m
  • Type: Everlasting / Perennial
  • Scent: Little to none
  • Flowering: June to September
  • Planting Months: March-June
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
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Lathyrus latifolius 'Pink Pearl' Everlasting / Perennial Sweet Pea Plants

A scrappy, tough ground cover and clingy-low-climber, this reliable and low maintenance plant grows as informally as a weed, with abundant flowers of the lightest pinky-lilac blush over white.
What perennial sweet peas lack in scent, they make up for with vigour and staying power, flowering from mid summer right through to September, and reappearing every year.
Insects, especially butterflies, are well supplied by them, as will be your cut-flower displays.

Not to be confused with the annual sweet pea Pink Pearl.
Browse our other perennial plants, or our annual (non-perennial) sweet peas.

Our Sweet Peas are delivered in purpose-designed, recycled cardboard packaging, and are ready to be planted out when you get them.
We generally send them out between March and May, but we will email you with the likely delivery timescale once you have placed your order.


  • Colour: pale pink
  • Climber or Ground cover
  • Height: 2m
  • Type: Everlasting / Perennial
  • Scent: Little to none
  • Flowering: June to September
  • Planting Months: March-June
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators

Growing Perennial Sweet Peas

The only maintenance required is to cut the whole plant down to the ground when it finishes flowering in autumn, and of course to harvest & deadhead the flowers.

Extremely easy to grow, they can spread like a weed in any moderately fertile soil with a decent amount of sun.

Everlasting sweet peas are drought tolerant when established and hardy, so do not need any protection during winter. Grow them up a support for the best display of flowers, or let them sprawl and set seeds as wildlife friendly ground cover.

All sweet peas are leguminous, so their roots fix nitrogen from the air into the soil, which becomes available to neighbouring plants over time.

To prevent them from spreading, either deadhead the flowers, or remove the seedpods while they are still green; when they turn brown and dry out, they will split and flick their seeds a short distance away.

Cut the whole plant down to the ground in Autumn. 

In Your Garden Design

Scramble this short climber up a frame, against a wall or over evergreen shrubs that can take a little weight. Place around a wigwam-style stake in the middle of a rose bed, or pair with several other sweet peas in a bed of their own surrounded by a low cut box hedge or lavender. Wonderful for an abundant crop of cut flowers. Grow with other good cut-flower combinations such a dahlias, roses and cosmos for a wonderful source of bouquets.

Did You Know?

Lathyrus are native to Europe, and bumblebees are their primary pollinator. A sure way to tell the perennial L. latifolius from annual sweet peas, L. odoratus, is that the former has practically no scent; to make up for this, it is particularly attractive to the brimstone butterfly.

As with sweet peas, the seeds are not suitable for eating. They were used as a famine food in the past, but even in those desperate times people knew that they could only eat a small portion of them each day, mixed with other foods, or they would suffer from a range of permanent disabilities known collectively as Lathyrism.