Asparagus Pea is an annual herb that is native to the Mediterranean region of southern Europe. It is a common spring-blooming wildflower in field and scrub.
Winged Asparagus Pea is a legume that grows approximately 20 inches tall and 24 inches wide, the plant has small leaves that are made of 3 leaflets. It has deep crimson flowers which are formed in pairs, and they can be used as an edible garnish in salads and other dishes. After pollination occurs, winged pods develop and can grow up to 3 1/2 inches long.
The pods may be prepared in a number of ways: boiled, sauteed, steamed, dipped in tempura batter and deep-fried, or pickled. Grow herb seeds for this attractive, versatile plant.
Season: Annual USDA Zones: 6 - 10 Height: 20 inches Bloom Season: Summer Bloom Color: Red Environment: Full sun Soil Type: Well drained garden soil, doesn't need to be rich
Temperature: 65 - 70F Average Germ Time: 10 - 21 days Light Required: Yes Depth: 1/4 inch Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination Plant Spacing: 4 inches apart in rows 12 inches apart