Early Multiflora blooms up to 2 weeks earlier than early-blooming types. Long vines produce mildly fragrant flowers on long, sturdy stems in the merriest shades of almost every color except yellow; wonderful for cut flower bouquets. Flowers average 1″.
Botanical Name: Lathyrus odoratus
Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual
Plant Dimensions: 5'–6' vines
Variety Information: 1″–2″ flowers of purple, red, rose, white, pink blue, scarlet, cream, and salmon
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: Spring/summer
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. Cold Climates: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, or as soon as the soil can be worked. Mild Climates: Late fall to early winter for spring bloom. Ideal temperature is 55°–65°F.
When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Sow in biodegradable pots and grow in cool conditions (55°F–65°F).
Days to Emerge: 10–21 days
Seed Depth: 1″
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6″
Thinning: When 3″ tall, thin to 1 every 6″