Sunday Sweet Pea

This perennial form of Sweet Pea is a passalong that brings nice memories. I cut it back heavily this year and it has been much tidier. The extra rains this year have kept the foliage looking healthy but the blossoms are not as pretty as usual. Still it was nice enough to attract an early Sunday morning visitor.

July 31, 2012 update: Thanks to P&B, the butterfly is identified as Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus).

14 thoughts on “Sunday Sweet Pea

  1. Donna@Gardens Eye View

    I love these but they seem to have escaped and are running rampant all over the roadsides here…I even have some I didn’t plant that are getting very aggressive in the garden. I love training them over a fence or through a trellis.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Donna, thanks for the heads-up, goo to know. After twelve years I haven’t noticed this plant being invasive or terribly aggressive, but I try to be careful with plants, so will do some research. Susie

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  2. greenbenchramblings

    We had two of these one up each obelisk marking the entrance to our “Secret Garden” but only one came back after the winter so it all looks a bit unbalanced at the moment. However the remaining one is flowering more than ever and the whole plant seems extra vigorous. Good to see that your’s attracts butterflies – we don’t seem to have any butterflies that like ours but I shall start watching.

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