Lathyrus hirsutus - Caley pea, singletary pea, hairy vetchling, Austrian winter pea
Colour - mauve/lavender bicolour flowers
Variety - annual
Scent – nil
Sow – spring
Height - approx .5m
History: Native to Europe, North Africa, and much of Asia,
Grow: Spring. Sow directly after danger of frost has passed. It is remommond to soak most annual species for 24 hours. However, I haven't had an issue with sowing without soaking. Seeds are sown to a depth of 2cm into moist well-drained soil with a spacing of approximately 8cm. Germination takes 7-21 days.
Note: These flowers are much smaller than the Lathyrus odoratus flowers.and should be deadheaded regularly to prolong the flowering season.