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Clitoria ternatea

Common name butterfly pea
Family fabaceae
Life cycle tender perennial (Z10-11)
Flowers blue
Size 4-6'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Tropical vine, probably not hardy here in Houston, even though I purchased it at a local nursery. I'll be watching for regrowth from the roots after the inevitable light freeze kills it back. Striking blue flowers contrast nicely with bright green leaves. Vigorous grower, quickly covering fences and arbors.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '05 trade. Baggy 70F (50%G, 7-13d). Moving to warmer conditions did not increase germination

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