Hyacinth Bean Seeds

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100 Seeds $4.99
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  • Season: Perennial
  • USDA Zones: 9 - 11
  • Height: 96 inches
  • Bloom Season: Mid summer to fall
  • Bloom Color: Purple & white
  • Environment: Full sun
  • Soil Type: Soil can by sandy or clayish, well drained soil, pH 4.5 - 7.5
  • Temperature: 65 - 70F
  • Average Germ Time: 10 - 20 days
  • Light Required: No
  • Depth: 1/2 inch - 1 inch deep
  • Sowing Rate: 2 seeds per plant
  • Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
  • Plant Spacing: 12 inches
  • Care & Maintenance: See: Hyacinth Bean
Hyacinth Bean

Hyacinth Bean (Dolichos Lablab) - Grow a beautiful privacy screen for your yard from Hyacinth Bean seeds. Hyacinth Bean Vine is a fast-growing, climbing vine that produces purple and white bi-colored flowers and striking electric-purple colored seed pods. Dolichos Lablab Hyacinth Bean is a good choice for a quick screen on a trellis or fence and reaches 8 feet in height with green tinged purple foliage. Lablab flowers are beautiful and fragrant and attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and it even produces edible leaves, flowers, pods, seeds and roots. Dry Lablab seeds are poisonous due to high concentrations of cyanogenic glucosides, and can only be eaten after prolonged boiling. Chinese and Indian herbalists use Hyacinth Bean Vine as a medicinal herb.

How To Grow Hyacinth Bean Vine: Many gardeners recommend nicking the Hyacinth Bean seeds with a knife and then soaking the flower seeds in water for 24 hours before sowing. Planting Hyacinth Bean seeds can be done directly outside once danger of frost has passed. Lablab typically blooms from mid summer to fall. Hyacinth Bean herb can be a perennial in zones 9 - 11 which do not get frost; however, in other zones it grows as an annual climbing vine.