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.
12 inch (30 cm)
5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Asian pigeonwings, bluebellvine, blue pea, butterfly pea, cordofan pea and Darwin pea, Aparajita
Maximum Reachable Height
15 to 25 feet
Easy to grow
Planting and care
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.
Clitoria Ternatea 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.
19 to 28 degrees C
Apply any organic fertilizer
Clitoria Ternatea special feature
Grown on a support such as a trellis. Weave through a hedge.
Clitoria Ternatea uses
The plant is used for an ornamental purpose
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Clitoria Ternatea?
Clitoria Ternatea is commonly known as Asian pigeonwings, bluebellvine, blue pea, butterfly pea, cordofan pea and Darwin pea, Aparajita
How tall do Clitoria Ternatea grow?
On average Clitoria Ternatea grows 15 to 25 feet
What color are Clitoria Ternatea?
A Clitoria Ternatea plant bears flowers of color White
When Clitoria Ternatea blooms?
With enough light, Clitoria Ternatea may produce White flowers in June
How hard is Clitoria Ternatea to grow?
A Clitoria Ternatea is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Clitoria Ternatea need?
A Clitoria Ternatea prefers Full sun
How much water does a Clitoria Ternatea need?
A Clitoria Ternatea prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Clitoria Ternatea need?
A Clitoria Ternatea prefers Well-drained soil
What temperature does a Clitoria Ternatea like?
A Clitoria Ternatea prefers 19 to 28 degrees C
How often should I fertilize my Clitoria Ternatea?
To encourage Clitoria Ternatea growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Sunday, 09 February 2020
Air Purifying Indoor Plant.
Sunday, 10 November 2019
What are other names of this plant?
Monday, 04 November 2019
Came with good package. Nice thick stem and with wet coco peat but nothing came out of the pack. Got a healthy plant