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Dolichos lablab

Hyacinth bean vine

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Features

  • BloomsAugust
  • Height0.3m to 10m
  • Spread0.5m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourPurple, pink, white
  • Leaf ColourPurple green

Description

Dolichos lablab (Hyacinth bean vine). This is a popular annual to cover wall or trellis. It can grow as high as 10m in a warm climate where it will grow as a perennial. The flowers are deep purple, pink or white and will bloom in spikes above the purple-veined green leaves. The flowers are long-lasting and are followed by bright purple seed pods with edible seeds.

Characteristics

Annual, Vegetable

Other common names

Lablab, Bonavista

Origin

Tropical Africa

Interest and use

Climbing, ornamental with interesting red-purple seedpods.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Make sure it has full sun.

Propagation

Sow seeds directly into your garden bed.

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