Pea, Butterfly (Clitoria ternatea), packet of 5 seeds


Family:  Legume (Fabaceae)

Hardy in zones 9 to 12, commonly grown as an annual, flowers within 60 days from sowing the seed

Native to Africa.  Royal blue flowers occur on a tender and comely vine that can grow up to 15 feet.  Excellent choice for hanging baskets.  Our collection came originally from the island of Pemba in East Africa, where this plant is native.  As a fodder plant in warm zones, Clitoria is highly esteemed.  The plant is quick and easy to establish and makes a perennial, nitrogen fixing root.  Although it is not tolerant of cold, the plant is quite tolerant of drought, saline soil, and soda soil. The foliage is palatable, high in nutrients and regrows quickly after it is browsed.  Plant prefers part shade and warm soils.  Scarify the seed by nicking a small notch on one side or by rubbing briefly on medium grit sandpaper, soak overnight and sow warm.  Germ in 1 to 2 weeks.

5 seeds per packet, Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s

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Pea, Butterfly (Clitoria ternatea), packet of 5 seeds