Sweetpea – Lathyrus odoratus
Symbolism: Sweet peas symbolize good wishes, friendship, kindness, goodbyes, gratitude, and loyalty. They are also the official birth flower for April and can represent blissful pleasure, departures, and even chastity, strength, and truth in certain contexts.
Description: Sweet peas are known for their delightful fragrance, reminiscent of honey, orange, and jasmine. Their slightly folded petals resemble butterfly wings, and they bloom in clusters of various enchanting colours. As climbing vines, they can grow up to 8 feet tall when trained on bamboo stakes.
Latin/Scientific name: Lathyrus odoratus
Native to: Sicily, Cyprus and Southern Italy
Flowering period: Late spring or early summer
Vase life: 4 to 5 days; sugar or flower preservative make extend vase life
Popular use in floral arrangements or bouquets: Sweet peas are commonly used in wedding bouquets, either as a featured flower or a filler, adding texture and lightness. They can also be used in organic-looking arrangements, mixed with rich greenery for a lush, natural appearance.
When in stock in our shops: During the summer season.