Hyacinth Bean Seed - Red Leaved Hyacinth Vine Flower Seeds

Hyacinth Bean Seeds - Red Leaved

Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 9 - 11

Height: 96 inches

Bloom Season: Mid summer to fall

Bloom Color: Purple

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Soil can by sandy or clayish, well drained soil, pH 4.5 - 7.5

Deer Resistant: No

Latin Name: Dolichos lablab

Planting Directions

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

Hyacinth Bean (Dolichos Lablab Redleaved) - For a gorgeous vine and foliage, start Hyacinth Bean seeds. This vine is especially lovely with deep red leaves. Red Leaved Hyacinth Bean is a fast-growing, climbing vine, producing dark crimson red foliage and deep purple flowers. Lablab seeds produce a quick screen on a trellis or fence. Hyacinth bean is a perennial which grows best in USDA zones 9-11 and can reach a height of 96 inches.

Aromatic flowers

Hyacinth flowers are beautiful and fragrant which and attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds!

red hyacinth plant

Hyacinth Bean seed | red leaved

How to grow

How To Grow Hyacinth Bean Vine From Seed: Many gardeners recommend nicking the Hyacinth Bean seeds with a knife and then soaking the flower seed 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. The vine can be a perennial in frost-free climate zones; however, in other zones it grows as an annual climbing vine.

  • Sowing Rate: 2 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 10 - 20 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
  • Depth: 1/2 inch - 1 inch
hyacinth bean red

Plant Specifications

Hyacinth Bean 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 the vine as a medicinal herb.

  • Height: 96 inches
  • USDA Zones: 9 - 11
  • Season: Perennial