Purple Lablab purpureus BEAN VINE ~Asian Vegetable ,Flowers Vine
Hyacinth Bean Seeds ,Lilac Blooms, Red Stems, and Ruby-Purple Beans!
Hyacinth Bean (Dolichos Lablab Redleaved) - For a gorgeous vine and foliage, start Hyacinth Bean seeds. This vine is especially lovely with deep red leaves. Red Leaved Hyacinth Bean is a fast-growing, climbing vine, producing dark crimson red foliage and deep purple flowers. Lablab seeds produce a quick screen on a trellis or fence. Its flowers are beautiful and fragrant which and attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and it even produces edible leaves, flowers, pods, seeds and roots. Dry Lablab seeds are poisonous due to high concentrations of cyanogenic glucosides, and can only be eaten after prolonged boiling. Chinese and Indian herbalists use the vine as a medicinal herb.
How To Grow Hyacinth Bean Vine: Many gardeners recommend nicking the Hyacinth Bean seeds with a knife and then soaking the flower seed in water for 24 hours before sowing. Planting Hyacinth Bean seeds can be done directly outside once danger of frost has passed. Lablab typically blooms from mid summer to fall. The vine can be a perennial in frost-free climate zones; however, in other zones it grows as an annual climbing vine.
Important Note: Raw bean seeds are poisonous. They need to be boiled for a long time, to make them safe to eat. They are a food crop in some parts of the world.