Purple stems, lilac-rose blossoms, and shiny 2–3" magenta pods. While all parts of the plant are edible, we recommend boiling the mature seeds twice before eating. Used in Asian, Thai, and Indian cuisine. Blooms and pods are useful as cut flowers; pods may be dried. Also known as bonavist-bean, and lablab-bean. Tender perennial in Zones 9–10. Best grown as an annual elsewhere.
•Edible Flowers: Flowers can be eaten raw or steamed, and can be used as a garnish for salads and desserts. Flavor is mild, bean-like, and sweet. A favorite in our taste tests.
Ht. 10–20'. Avg. 100 seeds/oz. Packet: 15 seeds.