Butterfly Pea (Clitoria ternatea)

Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews
Regular price $19.95
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Butterfly Pea is an perennial or annual creeping vine with a shrubby habitat. Once established, this plant is incredibly easy to grow and requires little attention aside from helping to train it up a trellis if needed. 

When in bloom, the Butterfly Pea is covered in bright blue-purple (dare we say, blurple) blossoms. The flowers can be used to make tea and as a natural dye for food and even hair products. When used in liquid form, the color morphs depending on the ph.  For example, the blue-purple color changes to bright pink when lemon or seltzer water is added and the acidity is raised. It's incredible, cool, and magical!

As a legume, its roots form a symbiotic association with soil bacteria known as rhizobia, which transform atmospheric N2 into a plant-usable form (a process called nitrogen fixing), therefore, this plant is also used to improve soil quality through the decomposition of nitrogen rich plant material. Butterfly Pea is well-known for it's traditional healing properties in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. 

Plant Type:
Perennial Herb, Flowering Vine

Can also be grown as an annual!

Harvest Season: 

Mature Size: 
Up to 15 ft. tall and 6 feet wide

Soil & Moisture: 
Moist, well-draining soil.  Will grow well in virtually any time type of soil as long as it is well draining!

Light Requirements: 
Full Sun, Part Shade


Growth Rate: 
Very Fast, Fast

Zone Hardiness: 
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Our Butterfly Pea Vine is grown from cutting and capable of flowering within the growing season
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 4 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 3 Total 4 star reviews: 0 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 1
75%would recommend this product
4 reviews
  • E
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    11 months ago
    5 Stars

    Great packaging. Arrived safe and happy, in flower and with a handful of seedpods!

  • S
    I do not recommend this product
    Rated 1 out of 5 stars
    11 months ago
    1 Star

    They sent me a stick ,the plant width is not even comparable to HB pencil width. waste of money i don’t recommend to buy.

  • CV
    Carol von S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Beautiful Plan

    The Butterfly Pea is great! It is perfect!

  • T
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Going strong!

    I bought this maybe a month ago. It's now started taking off! Growing new leaves quickly! I'm going to report and make a special piece for it to vine around but I can't wait for to see it grow more

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