Pea, Butterfly (Clitoria ternatea) packet of 5 seeds
Family: Legume (Fabaceae)
Hardy to zones 9 to 12
Native to Africa and SE Asia. Royal blue flowers occur on a tender and comely vine that can grow up to 15 feet. Makes a nice potted plant. Does well in hanging baskets. Flowers very showy, deep blue, vulvular. Flowers used as a harmless food dye. 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. Nick seed and soak in warm water overnight. Sow just sub-surface in a fast-draining mix and tamp. Keep evenly moist, warm and in the light. Germination in 1 to 3 weeks. Space 2 feet apart.
Potted Plant, Certified organically grown
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