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Clitoria

Clitoria spp.

Clitoria Mariana - Atlantic Pigeon Wings by Fritzflohrreynolds (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Clitoria Overview

The genus Clitoria contains around 66 perennial or evergreen shrubs and twining vine species native to temperate and tropical regions such as Madagascar and Southeast Asia. They are commonly consumed as food and used for dying foods. The genus is named after the flowers resemblance to the human vulva. Flowers are large and showy, around 4cm long and 3cm wide, in colours of purple, blue, pink and white.

Common problems with Clitoria

How to propagate Clitoria

Seed

Cuttings

Special features of Clitoria

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Clitoria

Grown for their large, pea-like flowers.

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