Synonyms: Tetragonolobus purpureus
- Annual to 30cm
- Red flowers
- Asparagus Pea
Annual trailing plant with compact low spreading habit to 30cm. Common in Mediterranean climates this low growing plant produces deep red flowers followed by small winged shaped seed pods. Pods should be harvested when 2cm long and can be eaten raw or cooked and have an asparagus-like flavour. Also known as "Asparagus Pea" or "Winged Lotus". Roasted seeds are often used as coffee substitute.
How to sow and grow:
|When:||Spring to early summer|
|Germination:||7-21 days @ 15-20°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle:||Half hardy Annual|
|Position:||Full sun, moist soil|
|Days to Maturity/Flowering:||60-80 days|
(Product number: D8-18)
Seeds per gram: 27 seeds
|Botanical name:||Lotus tetragonolobus|
|Botanical synonyms:||Tetragonolobus purpureus|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||10 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||27|
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