Meadow Pea | Lathyrus pratensis

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Elevate your garden with the vibrant charm of Meadow Pea (Lathyrus pratensis). These hardy perennials, adorned in hues from soft yellow to rich purple, are a delight to cultivate. Thriving in well-drained soil and sunlight, they effortlessly add a burst of natural beauty to your wildflower haven.


Botanical Information: Meadow Pea

Meadow Pea (Lathyrus pratensis), is a captivating wildflower that graces landscapes with its vibrant presence. As a member of the Fabaceae family, this perennial herb showcases clusters of delicate, pea-like flowers in hues ranging from soft yellow to rich purple, creating a stunning visual display.


Meadow Pea thrives in a variety of habitats, enhancing meadows, grasslands, and open woodlands. Its adaptability extends to well-drained soils, displaying a preference for locations with ample sunlight. This versatility allows it to contribute to the natural beauty of diverse ecosystems, from sunny meadows to the edges of woodlands.

Benefits to Wildlife

This wildflower plays a pivotal role in supporting wildlife, especially pollinators. The nectar-rich flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other essential pollinators, contributing to the overall biodiversity of the ecosystem. Additionally, it serves as a food source for certain wildlife species, enhancing its ecological significance.

Conservation Status in the UK

Within the United Kingdom, Meadow Pea maintains a stable conservation status. Its adaptability and widespread distribution contribute to its non-endangered status. The plant is not currently listed as a species of concern, underscoring its positive impact on local ecosystems and the sustainability of its populations.

Ease of Growing

Cultivating Meadow Pea is a joy for gardeners of all skill levels. This hardy perennial is known for its low-maintenance nature, thriving in well-drained soil and partial to full sunlight. Its ability to tolerate varying moisture levels adds to its appeal, making it an excellent choice for gardens with diverse conditions. With a spreading habit, Meadow Pea adds a touch of natural elegance effortlessly.

In conclusion, Meadow Pea (Lathyrus pratensis), offers both botanical beauty and ecological value. Its adaptability, benefits to wildlife, and ease of cultivation make it a rewarding choice for gardens, meadows, and natural landscapes. Embrace the vibrant allure and positive impact of this species, transforming your outdoor space into a haven of natural charm.

More Information


The Wildlife Trusts

Species From the Same Habitats

Meadow Cranesbill | Geranium pratense

Musk Mallow | Malva moschata

Tufted Vetch | Vicia cracca


Additional information

Weight 1 kg

Flowering Months

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Light levels




Soil moisture

Normal, Well draining


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