Dolichos lablab

Hyacinth Bean

R60.00

A wonderful and unique bean vine that is a quick cover for walls and trellises. Lilac-rose flowers are followed by exquisite magenta pods, providing season long display. Keep harvesting flowers and pods to extend flowering period.

 

10 seeds per packet.

37 in stock

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Whether you are growing flowers or vegetables or both, growing your own plants from seed, is one of the most rewarding things for any gardener and you don’t even need a green thumb to do it. With our guidance, it couldn’t be easier!

Flower type:Air
Life cycle:Tender Perennial
Climate:Thrives in warmer temperatures. Does not tolerate frost.
Sowing guide:Direct sow in September to December. Alternatively sow in trays and transplant after 3-4 weeks, after the last frost.
Germination guide:5-10 days @ 21 C. Bury seed under a 3 cm layer of soil.
Position:Full Sun
Spacing:30 cm
Pinch:Not necessary
Flowering time:110-120 days after sowing
Final height:200-400 cm

Growing Tips:

Provide horisontal trellis for vine to grow on.


Harvesting Tips:

Harvest when 3/4 of the flowers on the stem are open. Harvest pods when they are shiny and firm to the touch. Expected vase life is 4-6 days, pods last a bit longer. Harvested flowers are edible.