Parochetus communis

Common Name:
Himalayan blue pea
Plant Type:
Evergreen perennial
Fabaceae (The Pea Family)
Geographic Origin:
South and Southeast Asia
California Native?:
Plant Size:
3 inches high, 2-3 feet wide
Landscape/Garden Uses:
ground cover
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Bright blue
Sun or light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Regular to moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15-20 degrees F.
This attractive carpet-forming perennial has slender stems and bright green clover-like leaves. Small bright blue pea flowers with a spicy aroma grace the plant much of the year, most heavily in spring and fall. Nearly deciduous in winter. Great in containers. Sun or light shade, most soils, regular watering. Hardy at least to 15 degrees F.