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Blue Pea Clitoria ternatea

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
klih-TOH-ree-uh tern-AH-tee-uh
Description

This wonderful delicate flower will look amazing in your wooded area and gardens. This plant can grow into an arbor and look an amazing focal point in any garden. Indeed it will be the statement of your garden and make us think of such stories as "Pride and Prejudice" and times of stately homes. With its magical vines and enchanting colors, it will take you on an adventure far beyond Jack and the beanstalk. This plant will have your family intrigued by its beauty and charm for years to come. It will captivate your garden by its magic. Indeed it is a must-have to have in any garden and one that will be treasured for a lifetime.

Some interesting facts.

Needs an abundance of water and good drainage

Has trailing stems but seldom climbs

It likes dry sandy soil; open areas of pink, pine-oak, oak-hickory woods; clearings, thickets and is going to look amazing in all these areas it is going to be a charmer that chams you into its heart forever.
 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Blue Sails
  • Semi-double
Tags:
#purple#white#deciduous#blue#white flowers#purple flowers#blue flowers#vintage#victorian garden#charming plant#woodland
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Blue Sails
  • Semi-double
Tags:
#purple#white#deciduous#blue#white flowers#purple flowers#blue flowers#vintage#victorian garden#charming plant#woodland
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Clitoria
    Species:
    ternatea
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Vine
    Wildflower
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    2-in., pale lavender-blue to violet flower; a large rounded standard which is notched at the tip; the keel and white petals are short; 1-3 flowers per stalk arise from the axils of leaves; small bud-like flowers are produced late in the season
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Stalked leaves are divided into 1-2 in. egg-shaped or lance-shaped leaflets.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No