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Lathyrus niger

Lathyrus niger
Price:  £5.00

Brand:  The Plantsman's Preference
Family:  Papilionaceae
Main Season:  Spring
Flower Colour:  Pink
Foliage:  Deciduous
Position:  Light/Part Shade
Soil Type:  Ordinary, medium loam
Height:  30cm to 45cm (12" to 18")
Peat Free?  Yes
Hardiness Guide:  RHS H5 minimum -10C to -15C
Pot Size:  9cm



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Bushy clumps to c. 40cm with short sprays of dusky reddish pink to purple blue flowers in late spring and early summer. Foliage turns black in autumn. Good soil in sun or light shade.

Superficially similar to the better known Lathyrus vernus but this species has narrower, greyish green leaves and more muted (but still pretty!) flowers. Very hardy and perennial, tougher than L vernus in our experience.

Native across most of Europe from open woodland and woodland edge.

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