Hyacinth Bean Seeds - Red Leaved
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
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.
Hyacinth flowers are beautiful and fragrant which and attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds!
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 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