Pea Vine - Clitoria ternatea - Blue - Butterfly Host and Nectar Plant

Shady Oak Butterfly Farm


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Pea Vine, Asian Pigeonwings

Clitoria ternatea

Plant Type: Annual Vine

Zones: Hardy in Zones 11-12, annual in all other zones

Height: 10-15 ft.

Light Requirements: Full sun

Water/Soil Requirements: Grows well in a variety of soil types, prefers well-drained soil

Propagation: Seeds

Host Plant: Skipper Butterflies

Status: Introduced into the United States, it is now naturalized and grows wild in some parts of North America.

Starter Plants are not large enough to feed larvae. One 4" potted plant will feed 2 larvae.

Pea Vine in your yard to attract butterflies and enjoy watching the butterfly life cycle!

Pea Vine Naturalized Distribution Map

A few of the butterflies and moths we raise at Shady Oak Butterfly Farm