Hyacinth bean growing vine of the genus Lablab and also known as Lablab bean, Hyacinth bean perennial evergreen but in cold climate grow as annual plant and also used as ornamental plant, grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical, desert or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 5+.
Leaves edible the shape triangle round in the edge
Hyacinth bean flowers
Flower color purple-blue flowers with butterfly shape grow in inflorescence
Pods color green to purple the bean color is purple, bean edible raw when the pods green and tender, when the bean dry need to be eaten cooked
Root edible the rood small in cone shape color is light brown
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Requirements for Hyacinth bean growing and care:
Trellising, frost free
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Very aggressive, can be invasive
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
More for design it for easy pick
Size of the plant?
Height 2-6 m (6-18 feet) wide 3-5 m (9-15 feet)
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
In cold climate (Spring to summer), in hot climate autumn to spring
General information about the flower
Purple-blue flowers with butterfly shape
Pollination is done by:
Bean and pods
Seeds harvest season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter
Seeds pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Hyacinth bean seeds?
Pods when young: cooked, stew. Beans: cooked, when the bean young eaten raw
Work requirements on the seeds:
For the beans it’s to pick them before it start to fall on the floor
How long does it take to bear seeds?
Start to bear pods after 2 month
Leaves harvesting season:
All year, in cold climate spring-summer
How to harvest the leaves?
Young leaves, after the plant establish cut the branches that go upper that you can pick easier the pods
Information about leaves:
Triangle leaves round in the edge,
Uses of Hyacinth bean leaves:
Salad when it young, after: soup, quiche
Information about Hyacinth bean root:
Small light brown cone shape
When to pull up Hyacinth bean root:
Autumn / Winter
Uses of Hyacinth bean root:
Scientific name: Lablab purpureus