Blue. Really blue.

One of the new plants in my garden this year is a flowering vine called "Royal Blue Pea Vine" or "Blue Butterfly Pea Vine" or variations on those.

I have to tell you, these blooms are really blue. Very, very blue.


There's really only one problem with this plant, and it's not even worth mentioning really...

Typically I only see a single flower open at a time. So far.

I told you, not much of a complaint, as that will resolve itself soon as vines typically grow exponentially once they reach a certain size.

Even the faded blooms are very blue, and quite attractive (if you like blue):

So more blooms are coming.

For now though I'll just have to enjoy the foliage, which is quite nice anyway:

I can't wait to see what this looks like in a month or two...

Clitoria ternatea, so far a winner in my garden!


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Lucy –   – (June 30, 2012 at 7:04 AM)  

Interesting medicinal properties! I picked up some 'blue peas' from our local seed swap this year, I wonder if they are the same variety (will have to wait a bit still, here in zone 3 everything takes much longer)

Jennifer  – (June 30, 2012 at 1:34 PM)  

It can be tricky to find true blues in nature, and this one is definitely a winner!

Maggie –   – (June 30, 2012 at 8:14 PM)  

Those are a gorgeous blue!! Where would one look to find them?

Alan  – (July 1, 2012 at 10:24 AM)  

Maggie: I got my seeds this year from Onalee seeds.

Katie  – (July 2, 2012 at 10:06 PM)  

I think that this is the one Thais use as a food colouring? I thought I'd blogged about it but I can't find the post! You can put the flowers in tea which turns it a bright bright blue, then add lemon juice and it turns a hot pink; very cool! I have some of the seeds to try growing them here once Winter is finished.

Christine  – (July 3, 2012 at 10:21 AM)  

Beautiful colour and I like the foliage a lot too!

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