These easy-to-grow plants will give you the most beautiful, fragrant, delicious green beans you've ever seen! The leaves are so large they could easily cover your entire garden!
Hyacinth Bean (Dolichos Lablab Redleaved) - For a gorgeous vine and foliage, start Hyacinth Bean seeds. Hyacinth Bean 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 Hyacinth Bean Vine as a medicinal herb.
- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 9 - 11
- Height: 96 inches
- Bloom Season: Mid summer to fall
- Bloom Color: Purple
- Environment: Full sun