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 (about 2" across) 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|
|Butterfly Pea,Clitoria Ternatea, Gokarna (Mi,Asian pigeonwings)||Blue||Seasonal bloomer||1.5.00 to 7 feet||Moderately Easy,|
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 20 C - 30 C.
|Full sun||Well-drained soil||Medium||20 C - 30 C||Use 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.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally keep indoor in living room and in terrace area.
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