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Bauhinia purpurea (Butterfly Tree) Sheffield`s Seed Co., Inc.
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Bauhinia purpurea

Butterfly Tree, Hawaiian Orchid Tree, Hong Kong Orchid Tree, Purple Bauhinia, Purple Camel's Foot

In Stock: 14.292 lb (Total:14.292lb)
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Seed lots

14.3 lb

Details

Germination:
91%
Germination test:
cut
Purity:
99%
Seeds per lb:
1,680
Quantity:
14.29 lb
Collected in:
India
Crop year:
2022
Min. hardiness zone:
10
Inventory ID:
258

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification
Stratification: none required
Germination
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

The Bauhinia Purpurea, also known as the Hawaiian Orchid Tree, Hong Kong Orchid Tree, Purple Bauhinia, and Purple Camel's Foot, is a beautiful species of flowering plant in the Fabaceae family. Native to South China and Southeast Asia, this small to medium-sized deciduous tree grows up to 17 feet tall, with leaves that are rounded and bilobed at the base and apex. Its fragrant white or purple flowers, up to 5 inches in size, are borne in profusion. Not to be confused with Bauhinia Blakeana, it is often planted as an ornamental roadside and garden plant. The leaves, flower buds, flowers and young pods are eaten as a vegetable and the flower buds are often pickled. While it is admired for its beauty, the plant also holds medicinal value in many countries where it is used to treat health problems like ulcers, wounds, and swollen glands. Its leaves are even used as fodder in places such as Nepal. Easy to cultivate in tropical regions, the Bauhinia Purpurea is a must-have for anyone looking to add some exotic flair to their garden.

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