The Fragrant Sweet Pea

SWEET PEA (Lathyrus)
Symbolizes departure after having had a good time and can also indicate delicate pleasure and bliss.

Sweet PeaSweet Peas derive their name from the Greek word, “Lathyros” for “pea” or “pulse”, and the Latin word “adoratus” meaning “fragrant”.

This genus of 110 species of annuals and perennials are distributed mainly through Eurasia, North America, temperate South America, and the mountains of East Africa. The Sweet Pea belongs to the pea-flower subfamily of the legume (Fabaceae) family.

While best known for its climbers, the genus also includes low spreaders and shrubby plants. Between 1850-1950, British horticulturists were fascinated by sweet peas and introduced hundreds of cultivars.

Sweet Peas come in a large range of colors including hot pink, lavender, light pink, purple and white.

Sweet peas are commonly used in floral arrangements for its sweet fragrance and bright vibrant colours. The eye-catching flowers make superb cut flowers for fresh flower arrangements. With its strong stems and bold colors, the Sweet Pea is often used in wedding work, creating stunning fragrant centerpieces and bouquets.

They are also an essential ingredient for potpourri.

About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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