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Clitoria mariana

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clitoria (klih-TOH-ree-uh) (Info)
Species: mariana (mar-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)

Synonym:Martiusia mariana

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Category:
Vines and Climbers

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive jameso On Jul 20, 2013, jameso from Longview, TX wrote:

I've seen this plant act as host to two kinds of skipper butterflies

Neutral sarahboom On Dec 30, 2011, sarahboom from Halesite, NY wrote:

I am looking for the seeds for clitoria mariana. My sister Mariana is dying and I want to plant them for my parents.

Positive QueenB On Aug 23, 2006, QueenB from Shepherd, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This dainty little vine can be found growin wild in our area, where it quickly travels up fences and taller weeds. You can see them plainly in the morning blooming with wild morning glories. I have one that has shown up on my garden fence after everything else is spent. They seem to show up more in the late summer.

Positive tcfromky On Aug 1, 2005, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Grown as an annual in zone 5.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

, (2 reports)
Rancho Calaveras, California
Daytona Beach, Florida
Fountain, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Lithia, Florida
Panama City Beach, Florida
Barnesville, Georgia
Cornelia, Georgia
Townsend, Georgia
Watkinsville, Georgia
White, Georgia
Barbourville, Kentucky
Columbia, Louisiana
Brookeville, Maryland
Biloxi, Mississippi
Sturgis, Mississippi
Piedmont, Missouri
Bessemer City, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Eufaula, Oklahoma
Mercer, Pennsylvania
Aiken, South Carolina
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Austin, Texas
Conroe, Texas
Longview, Texas
Lufkin, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Shepherd, Texas
Leesburg, Virginia



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