Dolichos lablab

Hyacinth Bean


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


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.