Centrosema virginianum ~ Butterfly Pea-ServeScape
Centrosema virginianum ~ Butterfly Pea-ServeScape
Centrosema virginianum ~ Butterfly Pea-ServeScape
Centrosema virginianum ~ Butterfly Pea-ServeScape
Centrosema virginianum ~ Butterfly Pea-ServeScape

Butterfly Pea

Centrosema virginianum


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Butterfly Pea is a native twining vine with trailing stems and lavender to white flowers through summer.  Legume pods follow the flowers.  Flowers best in filtered sun and rich well-drained soils.  Butterfly Pea is a nitrogen fixer.

Centrosema virginianum is a host plant for the Long-Tailed Skipper and  Northern Cloudywing.

Type: 

Vine

Height: 

0.5' - 1'

Spread: 

5’ - 6'

Spacing: 

5'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9

Culture: 

Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

Purple/White

Season of Interest: 

Summer

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance.  No serious pests or diseases.
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersNaturalized AreasWildlife GardenRock GardensWoodland Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: White Wood AsterBleeding HeartsFoam Flower

IMAGES: Eric HuntCentrosema virginianum ArkansasCC BY-SA 4.0, (2) Alex Popovkin, Bahia, Brazil from Brazil, Centrosema virginianum (L.) Benth. - Flickr - Alex Popovkin, Bahia, Brazil (2)CC BY 2.0, (3) Alex Popovkin, Bahia, Brazil from Brazil, Centrosema virginianum (L.) Benth. - Flickr - Alex Popovkin, Bahia, Brazil (1)CC BY 2.0, (4) Aris riyantoArya-centrosema pubescen-kedungjaya 02CC BY-SA 4.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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