Hyacinth Bean - Key Growing Information
SOWING: Transplant - Sow 4-6 weeks before planting out. Direct seed - After danger of frost.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
PLANT HEIGHT: 10-20'. Trellis or other support required.
PLANT SPACING: 12".
HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 9-10.
HARVEST: Flowers - 80% of flowers on stem are open. Pods - When half on stem are shiny and firm. Edible flowers - Fully open.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Moderately fertile soil.
USES: Cut flower. Seeds, young leaves, and flowers are completely edible. Quick cover for arbors, walls, fences, and trellises.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Dolichos lablab
ALTERNATE NAMES: Bonavist-bean, lablab-bean