Hyacinth Bean Seeds - Dolichos Lablab Hyacinth Bean Flower Seed

Hyacinth Bean Seeds

Flower Specifications

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

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) - 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 is a good choice for a quick screen on a trellis or fence and reaches 8 feet in height with green tinged purple foliage.

Medicinal herb

Chinese and Indian herbalists use Hyacinth Bean Vine as a medicinal herb to treat cholera, vomiting, alcohol poisoning, and globefish poisoning

Dolichos Lablab Hyacinth Bean Climbing Plants

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How to grow

How To Grow Hyacinth Bean From Seed: 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. This vine can be a perennial in zones 9 - 11 which do not get frost; 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 butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Depth: 1/2 inch - 1 inch
dolichos lablab seeds

Plant Specifications

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.

  • Height: 96 inches
  • USDA Zones: 9 - 11
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: No