Blue Butterfly Pea

Clitoria ternatea


Standard seed packet, 20 seeds

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Blue Butterfly Pea

Clitoria ternatea


  • Perennial to 200cm
  • Edible Blue flowers


Perennial tropical climbing vine (grown as an annual in cool climates) to 200cm. Popular in Asia this pea is grown for its bright blue flowers which have a history of medicinal uses. Flowers can be consumed fresh, dried, or powdered. Commonly used fresh in hot water to make a blue coloured tea. Can be used as a natural food colouring for blue rice or to colour deserts or cocktails. Colour changes colour with pH, add lemon juice and it turns blue to pink. Leaves are a popular stock food. Can be used as a nitrogen fixing cover-crop. Also known as "Asian pigeonwings" or "Darwin Pea". 


How to sow and grow:

Method: Raise seedlings or sow direct
Sowing Depth: 20mm
When: Spring to summer
Germination: 7-14 days @ 20-30°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Frost tender Perennial (grown as an annual in cool climates)
Row Spacing: 100cm
Plant Spacing: 50cm
Plant Height: 200cm
Position: Full to part sun, moist soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 90 days

(Product number: D8-20)
Seeds per gram: 20 seeds


SKU D8-20
Shipping Weight 0.0050kg
Botanical name: Clitoria ternatea
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 20 seeds
Seeds per gram: 20

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