Clitoria ternatea

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Description

Fast-growing  climber producing a wonderful  5cm  blue flowers from mid to late summer. Ideal for covering trellis in a sheltered part of the garden where it will attract bees and butterflies, or as a perennial grown in a conservatory. Climbs 1.8m-2.4m (6-8 feet). Culinary note: In Burma, the flowers of the blue variety are dipped in batter and fried, they also make good garnishes for salads. A syrupy sherbet drink can also be made from the blue flowers and a tea or tisane which is a rich blue colour. The flower is used as a natural food colouring. In traditional  Ayurvedic medicine, it is ascribed various qualities including memory enhancing, nootropic, antistress, anxiolytic, antidepressant, anticonvulsant, tranquilizing, and sedative properties.

Seeds per packet: 20

Propagation: Seeds
Pre-Treatment: Nick seed and pour hot water over the seeds, soak  24-48 h
Sowing Time: All year round
Sowing Deep: 0,5-1 cm
Sowing Mix: Coir or sowing mix add  sand or perlite
Germination Temperature: ca. 22-25°C
Location: Keep constantly moist, not wet
Germination Time: ca. 2-6 weeks

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quantity

20 seeds

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