Hyacinth Bean Red Leaved Lablab Purpureus is a herbaceous perennial native to Africa. Hyacinth Bean Red Leaved seeds have to be soaked in water for 24 hours before sowing. Hyacinth Bean Red Leaved Vine is a fast-growing, twining vine that has dark crimson red foliage and blooms with deep-purple flowers in summer and fall. The flowers are showy fragrant, and they attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
Hyacinth Bean Red Leaved grows vigorously reaching up to 20 feet in height that makes it perfect for a quick screen on a trellis or fence or as the annual privacy vine for porches. Lablab Purpureus seeds can be planted directly outdoors in spring after last frost. Not only Hyacinth Bean Red Leaved Vine is a great ground cover and container plant. The leaves, flowers, pods, seeds and roots are edible, so Lablab can be often found growing in vegetable gardens. It have to be noted that dry Lablab seeds are poisonous due to high concentrations of cyanogenic glycosides, and they can only be eaten after prolonged boiling. Hyacinth Bean Vine has been used as a medicinal herb in Chinese and Indian traditional medicine.
Height: 120-240 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Environment: Full Sun
Soil Type: Average/Poor/Dry/Moist well-drained, pH 6.1-7.8
USDA Zones: 9-11 (As Perennial ) All Regions of North America (As Annual )
Sow Indoors: N/A
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: 1/2 - 1 Inch
Germination Time: 14-21 Days