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Asparagus-pea - 25 seeds

(Tetragonolobus purpureus)
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Tetragonolobus purpureus, commonly known as Asparagus-pea, is a leguminous plant native to West and Central Africa. This perennial plant is cultivated both for its edible vagens and for its ornamental appeal. It is also known as Lotus purpureus.

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The asparagus pea is characterized by its glossy green leaves and striking red flowers. These flowers grow in clusters and add a vibrant touch to the environment. However, it is its pods that are especially interesting. These pods are flat and elongated, have a mild flavor and a tender texture when eaten before they are fully ripe.

Tetragonolobus purpureus is a hardy plant that can grow in a variety of soil types, as long as they are well drained. It prefers warm, sunny climates, although it can tolerate some partial shade. It is a low maintenance plant and can be grown both in pots and in the garden.

In addition to its culinary value, Tetragonolobus purpureus is a popular ornamental plant. Its red flowers add a touch of color and joy to gardens and outdoor spaces. It is also used in flower arrangements and as a climbing plant to cover trellises and pergolas.

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Tetragonolobus purpureus
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Family
Fabaceae
Solar exposition
Semisombra
Sol
Planting time (Northern Hemisphere)
April
July
June
March
May
Hardiness (USDA)
6a (temp. mín. -23.3 a -20.6 °C)
6b (temp. mín. -20.6 a -17.8 °C)
7a (temp. mín. -17.8 a -15 °C)
7b (temp. mín. -15 a -12.2 °C)
8a (temp. mín. -12.2 a -9.4 °C)
8b (temp. mín. -9.4 a -6.7 °C)
9a (temp. mín. -6.7 a -3.9 °C)
10a (temp. mín. -1.1 a 1.7 °C)
10b (temp. mín. 1.7 a 4.4 °C)
Lifecycle
Annual
Flower color
Red
Foliage
Anual
Spacing
35-45 cm
Height
15-30 cm

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