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Asparagus Pea (Lotus Tetragonolobus) 10 seeds

Asparagus Pea (Lotus Tetragonolobus) 10 seeds
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Lotus tetragonolobus is an annual herb native to the warm temperate regions of the Old World. It is low growing, and produces a profusion of prominent deep red flowers, followed by seed pods that are longitudinally winged.
It is cultivated for its edible green seed pods, which are one of the vegetables known as asparagus pea or winged pea. (info source:

Genus - Lotus
Species - Tetragonolobus
Common name - Asparagus Pea
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 5 - 8
Height - 0.3m
Spread - 0.3m
Plant type - Vine, flower
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Loam, Sand, Well Drained
Water requirements - Drought tolerant, average water
Landscape uses - Container, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
Germination rate - 85%
Bloom season - Spring, early summer
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Yellow

Useful Info
GerminationPre-soak the seed for 24 hours in warm water and then sow in site in the spring.
The seed usually germinates in 2 - 4 weeks at 15°c. If seed is in short supply, it can be sown in pots in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in late spring or early summer.