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Magnus Peas
Pisum sativum
  
About Magnus Peas (Pisum sativum) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Magnus Peas are an annual legume used to produce organic matter & nitrogen, or as forage. They do best when mixed with cereal grains and/or legumes which they use for support to climb on with their upward growth. As a cover crop they break down quickly after incorporation and can produce high amounts of nitrogen, this nitrogen can be available to the subsequent cash crop. Magnus Peas are not winter dormant and grow rapidly through the winter producing more biomass earlier than winter dormant type peas. They can get winter killed in cold climates.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb, Vine

Size
Size
2 - 3 ft tall
6 - 8 in wide

Form
Form
Mounding, Upright

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast, Moderate

Dormancy
Dormancy
Winter Deciduous

Fragrance
Fragrance
None, Slight

Flower Color
Flower Color
Blue, Purple

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Wildlife Supported
Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Very Low, Low, Moderate - High

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 1x / week once established, Max 3x / month once established

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Very Easy, Moderately Easy

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to 25 - 30° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast, Medium, Slow

Soil Description
Soil Description
Grows in a variety soils of low nitrogen land.. Soil PH: 4.5 - 8

Common uses
Common uses
Bank Stabilization, Groundcovers

Companion Plants
Companion Plants
It grows well with any plants in the Brassica family

Maintenance
Maintenance
There are many different pests that include Armyworms, Cucumber Beetles, Leaf Miners, nematodes, Spider Mites, Thrips, and Cutworms. For controlling pests, use neem oil, insecticidal soap, and horticulture oil to treat insects.. Cut back to ground in late autumn or, preferably, leaving the cutting back until February so dead stems provide cover.

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
7*, 8*, 9*, 10, 10*, 11, 11*, 12, 12*, 13, 13*, 14, 14*, 15, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18*, 19*, 20*

Site Characteristics
Summary
Summary
Open plains, hilly slopes, and vineyards

Alternative Names
Common Names: Sweet Peas


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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