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Asparagus Pea

Rather than climbing up canes like some other legumes this shrubby vegetable stays low — making for great ground cover. Carrying deep, rich blooms that are followed by small, unusual seed pods, which taste very much of Asparagus. Young pods should be steamed or sautéed in a little butter, while the milder flavoured flowers can be blanched or used fresh as great garnish for salads.

full sun / hardy

June – August

free-draining, light