Hyacinth Bean

45 in stock

    • 45 $


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Hyacinth Bean

s should be planted in the late spring or early summer when the soil has become very warm. The seeds can be scored and soaked for 24 hours before planting to hasten germination. Seeds should be planted 6 inches apart. Germination will occur in 14-21 days. Seedlings should be thinned to provide 12 inches between plants. s make great container plants. Three plants to a 10 inch pot is optimum. The plants require full sun.

Type Spacing Planting Depth Days to Germination Blossoms
Annual 12 in. 1/2 in. 14-21 45-60

Hyacinth Bean

Hyacinth Bean is an annual vine that is native to Africa, India and Indonesia where it is an important food crop. The vine can grow up to 20 feet in a season and produces flower spikes of pink, white, purple and magenta flowers. The flowers have a lovely sweet fragrance which attracts hummingbirds and butterflies and are followed by burgundy colored seed pods that are as ornamental as the flowers. The plant was introduced into Europe before the 1600s and became a favorite of Thomas Jefferson’s at Monticello. Joseph Breck in his 1851 book on American flower gardening, Breck’s Book of Flowers, describes the Hyacinth Bean Vine as, “A fine, tender annual climber, growing from eight to fifteen feet ina season. Treatment very much like the common bean. Flowers in clustered spikes. There is a variety with white flowers.”

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