Hyacinth Bean Seeds
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
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.
Chinese and Indian herbalists use Hyacinth Bean Vine as a medicinal herb to treat cholera, vomiting, alcohol poisoning, and globefish poisoning
Flower seed | hyacinth bean
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
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