It is said that this beautiful purple climbing vine is pre-1802, that it is the same variety grown by Thomas Jefferson. Beautiful ornamental climbing bean with purple stems and foliage. The pink-purple flowers are borne above the foliage and develop into brilliant-purple pods. Grows 10 to 20' depending on your growing conditions. Provides color all season, has purple stems, lilac rose blossoms and shiny 3" magenta pods. Perennial in Zones 9-10. All other Zones will be an annual. Thick foliage makes a good screen cover. This vine would be recommended for arbors, trellises and fences. Annual. Blooms in summer. Full sun. Striking purple stems with dark green leaves and purple flower clusters, followed by eye-catching velvety purple bean pods. The Hyacinth Bean Vine requires well-drained soil to thrive and is much more drought tolerant than other bean varieties. 20 Seeds per package.
Flower Garden - Tips on Growing Hyacinth Bean From Seeds
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 5-12 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C).
Direct seed: After last frost, sow about 6 seeds per foot, 1/2" deep. When the seedlings have true leaves, thin to 12" apart. Important Note: Raw bean seeds are poisonous.
Plant Tip: For more successful germination, soak seeds overnight, prior to planting.