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Sweet Pea
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Name: Botanical name is Lathyrus odoratus - odoratus means scented.
Origin: Italy
Purples, pinks, creams,salmons.
Availability: March to November
Care Tips: Keep cool, always in water, and away from ripening fruit. Commercial sweet peas are treated after cutting to prolong their life; garden-cut ones may only last one or two days but florists' peas can last over a week.
Language of Flowers: Sweet peas mean "delicate pleasures". Breeders are trying to develop a scented yellow sweet pea. The Lathyrus family has a naturally occurring yellow pea but it has no fragrance.



Sweet Pea
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