I just recently came across this interesting plant called Butterfly Pea or Asian Pigeonwings (Clitoria Ternatea). A climbing vine with deep blue flowers that, as the name suggests, attracts butterflies. It also makes for a great natural dye and even a tea. I’m always looking to attract more pollinators, so I ordered a few seeds online not sure what to expect. Here’s a look at how its progressing.
Of the eight seeds I planted, initially it seemed like only one would sprout. Which was okay with me. They are supposed to spread quite a bit once established, so one vine should give me quite a few flowers.
To my surprise, a second sprout came up two days later. After watching the tray closely for a few days, I’m fairly certain these will be the only two from this batch.
The larger of the two sprouts has shot to a length of 5″ in a matter of a couple of days. Anticipating this growth pattern, I moved it to a larger pot with a piece of bamboo to climb up.
The smaller shoot is just over 3″ and seems to be growing with similar vigor. Let’s hope they keep on growing.