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Lablab purpureus

Lablab purpureus
hyacinth bean
Lablab purpureus

Synonym(s) Dolichos lablab
Common name hyacinth bean
Family fabaceae
Life cycle tender perennial/annual
Flowers purple
Size 10' (grown as annual)
From seed germinate at warm room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Popularly grown vine, annual in temperate climates. For some reason, for several years the seedlings that I'd lovingly start in the basement would promptly die (or otherwise escape - they weren't there when I'd check later in the season) once set out in the garden. So this year, I placed them right in plain view in our patio area, to shame them into living. And sure enough, there're doing allright. So far, I find the leaves more attractive than the flowers, but it's only early summer.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '06 trade. Baggy 75F (85%G, 10d)
  2. Seed from '06 trade. Baggy 75F (100%G, 7-9d)

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