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Hyacinth Bean


A fast growing vine prized for its beautiful flowers and brilliant purple seed pods. The plant is edible though the mature beans require boiling with frequent water changes. The beans can be used as forage for animals.

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Data sheet

Soil Type: Sandy Soil, Peaty Soil, Chalky Soil, Loamy Soil, Silty Soil, Clay Soil, All - Tolerant of Most Soil Types.
Zones: Annuals (Grow in All Zones), 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Water Needs: Low/Moderate
Light: Full Sun
Growth Cycle: Perennial, South Perennial/North Annual
Edible: Yes, with Caution
Color: Pink, Purple
Height: a: Groundcover, p: Up to 15 Feet
Growing Instructions: Sow seeds directly outside after all danger of frost ½”-1” deep in well prepared soil. Keep moist until established. Germination 10-20 days. Can be grown up a trellis or as groundcover.
Special Features: Butterflies and Pollinators, Container Growing, Birds and Hummingbirds
Growth Rate: Fast