Pea, Blue Butterfly
Blue butterfly pea, also known as blue pea or Asian pigeonwings, is an exotic perennial wildflower with one to three flashy purple flowers that are two inches long. These flowers will attract many beneficial insects to your garden. Blue pea loves to climb and can be planted along fence lines, on trellises, or on other support systems.
Days to Maturity: 45-55 days
Plant size: 6-10 ft tall, with trellising
Plant spacing: 6-10” apart
Sun, soil, and water requirement: Plants love the sun but do fine with partial shade. Once established, blue pea can tolerate both drought and heavy moisture while living in a range of soil conditions. Soil should be well draining because the roots do not like sitting in water.
Pruning: Blue peas don’t need to be pruned however if they are overgrown, they can start to weigh down the vine. Prune the vine back when it gets heavy or too bushy.
Harvesting: Harvest the flowers when they are in bloom. You can use them fresh or dry them.
Culinary: Flowers are commonly eaten fresh or dried and used as a natural purple and blue pigment in desserts, drinks, and food or added fresh in salads. Immature green pods can also be cooked and eaten.
Nutrients: Blue pea is packed with antioxidants and vitamins.
Companion planting: Blue pea gets along with most plants and improves nitrogen in the soil.
Locally sourced seed
** Pots and plants may vary from the picture depending on the size and maturity ordered. All plants have been carefully hardened off and are ready to be transplanted into their permanent garden home or pot once delivered.
** Growing details provided are general. Conditions will change depending on your location, elevation, climate, rainfall, and accessible sunlight.
** Nutritional information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.