Hyacinth Bean Planting and Care Guide
Quick Facts About Hyacinth Bean
A Hyacinth Bean Vine is stunning in the garden, and pollinators are attracted to the rosy-lilac blooms. Provide a trellis, fence or other structure for climbing, and this vine will quickly give a beautiful privacy screen. Please note: raw bean seeds are poisonous.
Sow Hyacinth Bean seeds directly in the garden once frost danger has passed.
Hyacinth Bean vines need full sun, moist, well-draining soil and a solid stucture that provides support to 9 feet or more of foliage.
How to Plant Hyacinth Bean
- It's recommended to nick the outer coat of the seed with a knife or soak the seeds overnight in water prior to planting
- Weed the area and work the garden soil to a depth of 6 inches or more
- Add compost to provide nutrients and improve soil drainage
- Plant the seeds about 6 inches apart and cover with 1/2 - 1 inch of soil
- Keep the area moist for germination
Care And Maintenance
- Hyacinth Bean vines prefer moist conditions for growing - but not soggy wet
- Add a fertilizer that is high in phosphosous and potassium each month during the growing season
- Hyacinth Bean vines will die back with the first few frosts of fall
Hyacinth Bean and Other Options
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