Blue Butterfly Pea
- 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|
|When:||Spring to summer|
|Germination:||7-14 days @ 20-30°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle:||Frost tender Perennial (grown as an annual in cool climates)|
|Position:||Full to part sun, moist soil|
|Days to Maturity/Flowering:||90 days|
(Product number: D8-20)
Seeds per gram: 20 seeds
|Botanical name:||Clitoria ternatea|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||20 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||20|
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