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Azure Blue Sweet Pea

Lathyrus sativus

a.k.a. Grasspea, Chickling Pea, Indian Vetch

Remarkable azure blue colored near relative of the common sweet pea. The blue color is very rare in peas. The plant is a bushy vine, usually growing to 2-3ft, or trailing along the ground. It is very adaptable to varying climate conditions and can be grown in cool coastal areas as well as warm/hot arid regions, provided it receives regular water. Grow as an annual. The peas can be boiled and eaten, and this species is cultivated in parts of Africa and Asia as a food crop.

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A fast growing vine, usually grown as an annual.


Not frost hardy.

Growing Environment



By seeds.


Generally grown as an ornamental for its blue flowers.

Native Range

Native to India.

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