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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Lathyrus odoratus
Plant type: cool-season annual
Height: 15 inches; 2 1/2 feet; or 6 foot vine
Location and soil: sun; rich soil
Uses: cutting, bedding, border, background, fragrance
Bloom time: early spring-early summer
Color range: blue, pink, rose, white
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6-8 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last heavy spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last heavy spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 14 days
Germination temp.: 55-65 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: 1/4 inch
Needs light or dark to germinate: -
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 10-12 inches
Growing On...
Growing tips: vining types need support; plants are very fragrant; fall sowing in zones 9-10; tolerates light frost

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