LATHYRUS vernus

Small
Part shade
Sun
Purple
Fertile soil
Reasonable soil
Summer
RHS Award of Garden Merit
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Description

Height x Spread: 30cm x 30cm

Dark green pinnate foliage grows on stems that bear purple pea-like flowers during spring. This herbaceous clump-forming perennial is commonly known as Spring Vetchling.

Unlike its climbing cousins, Lathyrus vernus looks stunning when used to under-plant shrubs or to add early season interest to the front of flower beds and borders. Best when grown in either sun or partial shade and a reasonably good soil.

All parts of this plant are toxic.