Clitoria Ternatea, Gokarna (Blue) - Plant
Description for Clitoria Ternatea, Gokarna (Blue)
Clitoria ternatea, commonly known as Asian pigeonwings, bluebellvine, blue pea, butterfly pea, cordofan pea and Darwin pea, is a plant species belonging to the Fabaceae family.
This wonderful twining plant generously bears quite large flowers which are a beautiful shade of vivid cobalt blue with a white throat. The flowers are presented upside down - the keel petal appears on the top rather than the underside.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Asian pigeonwings, bluebellvine, blue pea, butterfly pea, cordofan pea and Darwin pea, Aparajita||Blue||June||15 to 25 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
The seeds of the Butterfly Pea should be nicked or filed, then soaked overnight in room temperature water before planting. They can be sown directly in the garden with 3-4 inch spacing when the soil warms in the spring. Start seeds indoors 12 weeks before the warm weather arrives, maintaining a temperature within the growing medium of 70 degrees F to 75 degrees F.
|Full sun||Well-drained soil||Medium||19 to 28 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Clitoria Ternatea
- Butterfly Peas prefer to be grown in full sun but they will tolerate light shade.
- These are very drought tolerant plants, but they should be watered regularly for the best results.
Typical uses of Clitoria Ternatea
Special features: Grown on a support such as a trellis. Weave through a hedge.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: NA
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