Clitoria ternatea 30 Seeds - Blue Butterfly Pea

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Clitoria ternatea is a plant with many names including butterfly pea, Asian pigeonwings, bluebell vine, blue pea, cordofan pea, aparajita, gokarna, and Darwin pea. C. ternatea is a species within the legume family of Fabaceae that is native to Southern Asia, but has become naturalized in parts of Africa, Australia, and the Americas. It is a perennial herbaceous plant, with oblong leaves that grows as a vine. Growing up to 9 feet at a quick pace. The plant is most known for its flowers, which are a deep blue with light yellow in the center, reaching about 1.5 inches  long and 1 inch wide. Some cultivars will produce white flowers. The fruits are 2-3 inches long, flat pods with six to ten seeds per pod. They are edible when tender. C. Ternatea is often grown as an ornamental plant or for it's nitrogen-fixing capabilities in renewing the soil it is placed in, like many other legume family plants. It is a popular food plant in Asia where the flowers are used as food and fabric dyes, used for teas, as well as many other uses. It also has a history of use in traditional Ayurvedic medicine practices. USDA Hardiness Zones 10-12.

Clitoria Ternatea seeds can be lightly scarified to assist in germination but can also be placed directly into a light well draining soil medium.  Seeds should be soaked in purified water for 15-24 hours prior to planting. The seeds should be planted no more than ¼ inch deep, and the temperature should be kept between 70ºF and 85ºF for best results. Germination typically takes 10-20 days at ideal temperatures and up to 5 weeks in cooler climates. Even with optimal conditions, germination may be slow and sporadic.


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