Learn all about the beautiful Blue Pea Vine also known as Butterfly Pea Vine, Butterfly Pea, and the Clitoria ternatea which host incredible insects like the Long-tailed Skipper butterfly and most others, turning your garden into a butterfly’s paradise.
I love growing vines that are colorful and will attract bees, hummingbirds or butterflies and this vine will do both with its perennial flowering vines that are adorned with beautiful purple flowers.
These types of vines, flower vines can also be annual vines in colder climates but grow best in zones 7 to 11 and likes full sun to partially shaded areas and are considered to be tender, tropical perennials.
I’ve heard this plant may be considered a protected species in some areas but I’m not positive.
More About the Tropical Blue Pea Vine
These fast-growing vines will grow to about 15' and will be covered with pink, blue-purple or white blooms from mid-summer into fall, they’re perfect for adding beautiful green foliage with brightly colored flowers to your tropical garden and they’re perfect for filling in those empty spaces in your garden bed to cover an unattractive fence.
It needs to be watered on a regular basis but be sure not to overwater, but it loves damp soil. So be careful when watering it could cause damage to the vine and possibly kill it off if it receives too much water.
The butterfly pea originates from the exotic Indonesian Island of Ternate, and are a member of the pea family, these beautifully lush a colorful flowering vine is one of the most beautiful vibrant vine plants that are now grown widely around the world.