Hyacinth Bean Vine – Item #1675


This fast-growing tropical vine will quickly cover trellises and fences. Delicate pea-like flowers become dark purple bean pods. Eye-catching foliage is bright green with purple tinged edges.

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Additional information

Weight 2 g
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1″ (3cm)

Spacing: 6″ (15cm)

Sprouts In: 14-21 days

Thinning: 12″ (30cm)

Select a warm location with full sun and well-drained soil amended with compost. Soak seeds in water overnight prior to planting to encourage germination. Sow in late spring or early summer after soil has warmed completely. Seeds will not germinate well in cool soil. Water consistently, but don’t let soil get soggy.

Best suited for planting zones 9 and higher as it prefers warm, humid climates. Will perform as an annual in non-tropical climates. Save seed pods to sow each year. Uncooked seeds are poisonous.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Lablab purpureus

Height: 10-20′ (3-6m)

Bloom Period: summer

Type: tender perennial