Every flower has some history behind it and the Lathyrus, or Sweet Pea flower is no different. Landcapers brough the original Sweet Pea came to Britain and then Ireland from the Island of Sicily in the 1600s. The Victorians popularised the flower with tall garden varieties of the flower. These varities and abundance of colour in the flower has continued but some of the old fashioned fragrance has been lost. For Dublin landscapers the Sweet Pea is and easy flower to grow. It produces several dainty flowers on each stem.
Landscaping Tips: Prepare the spot where you are going to plant the flower carefully. Soak the black seeded varieties of the flower overnight before sowing. When the weather is dry like this past weekend in Dublin it is recommended that you give the flowers sufficient water.
It is recommended that you sow tthe Lathrus Flower in pots in October and over winter in a cold frame. Plant in March or April.