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Red-Leaved Hyacinth Bean (20 seeds) (AB115) $3.25

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Red-Leaved Hyacinth Bean

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Here is one of the most beautiful and lovely of all legumes. Vines display pretty crimson-red-tinged foliage! A perfect display of brilliant color and these also produce lovely, deep purple flowers and pods. One of the most fascinating plants for ornamental landscaping. These will amaze your friends. If pods are eaten they must be picked when small, as old pods and seeds can be poisonous.

Red-Leaved Hyacinth Bean
Overall Rating:
Number of Reviews: 1
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0

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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

San Diego, CA
December 24, 2013
Beautiful Edible Perennial
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0

What are the pros? Beautiful!

What are the cons? no dislikes


The first time I planted hyacinth bean it was my understanding that it was purely ornamental--and it is beautiful! The vigorous vines are perfect to create a Summer shady microclimate, quick privacy "fence", bean tower to add height, cover than less than wonderful retaining wall, or get that arbor covered with gorgeous purple blossoms and exotic looking purple pods. The beans are edible and should be picked very small (while still tender) and are good steamed and cooled for a salad. I've found the 3-4" spacing is adequate and each vine provides loads of beans and cut flowers. The vine responds with vigor to any pruning or pinching. The first time I grew this bean I simply cut it at the ankles at the end of Summer as I moved onto my Winter crops. But, it just took off again! The trellis had been moved (which was an old metal frame from a box spring mattress) so I moved the plants and they are still in the garden 2 years later!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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