I first saw hyacinth beans growing at Monticello years ago, they covered tall arbors in the vegetables garden. The shape and color of the leaves, dark purple stems, as well as the color of the flowers make them a focal point in the garden. The vines grow quickly, especially in warm weather, and as a legume, they are nitrogen fixers and will help provide nitrogen for surrounding plants. Flowers and seed pods can be used in bouquets. 10 seeds per pack.
DAYS TO MATURITY:
110 – 120 Days
DAYS TO GERMINATION:
5-12 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C).
Trellis or other support is necessary.
Transplant: Sow 4-6 weeks before last frost. Plant 2 seeds 1/2″ deep in individual containers. Thin to one plant per pot, leaving the strongest, most purple seedling. Harden off and transplant outside after the last frost.
Direct seed: After last frost, sow about 6 seeds per foot, 1/2″ deep. When the seedlings have true leaves, thin to 12″ apart.
Moderately fertile soil
annual in cold climates, Zones 9-10