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

$2.95

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

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

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  1. Feletim

    Feletim

    Please,is centrosema a family of clitoria ternatea?

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    • Richo Cech

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      Hello, Centrodema and Clitoria are similar but not the same. They share a common name but the taxonomy is different, flower color is different, they are… different.

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    do you know when the clitoria ternatea seeds will be in stock? Do you have a waiting list?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      We’re currently growing Clitoria ternatea for seed production. We won’t have any seeds available until October 2018. You are welcome to check back at that time, we’re going to enable this product when we have it. cheers. r

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  3. Aparna Seshadri

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    Aparna Seshadri

    How effective is it in Nitrogen Fixation?. I have not had much success at all with it. I even used an innoculant ?. Could I be doing something wrong

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Butterfly pea produces plenty of biomass. When worked back into the soil it improves soil tilth and increases nutrient availability. I haven’t seen a great deal of nodulation on the roots. You might like red clover, it is a good warm-weather cover and increases tilth palpably in the first year. richo

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