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Annuals: Lablab purpureus

Botanical name: Lablab purpureus

Common name: Hyacinth Bean

also known as (bonavist, Egyptian bean, Egyptian kidney bean, jack bean, lablab)

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Photo credit: Renee's Garden
Annuals: Lablab purpureus
Annuals: Lablab purpureus
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at a glance

Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Zones: 9a thru 11a
short-lived perennial

poisonous, climber, butterfly attracting

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Exotic and tropical-looking hyacinth-bean vines flaunt gorgeous sprays of amethyst and violet blossoms, borne on striking purple stems throughout warm summer weather. The rich hued flowers mature into shiny, flat 3 inch pods that hang like purple patent leather ornaments against the dense canopy of twining foliage. These show-stopping climbers win the admiring attention of all our garden visitors. Erect heavy netting, a strong trellis or a sturdy open wood or wire fence 8 to 10 feet tall at planting time to support these warm weather climbers. Guide the first young tendrils to twine onto supports. Combine with morning glories or climbing nasturtiums for a glorious summer display of flowers and pretty pods. – edited by dtd pbcouchman

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