Hyacinth Bean Seed - Red Leaved Hyacinth Vine Flower Seeds

Hyacinth Bean Seeds - Red Leaved

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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

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

Care & Maintenance: Hyacinth Bean

Hyacinth Bean Redleaved

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. Its flowers are beautiful and fragrant which 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 the 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 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.