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Lablab purpureus/Hyacinth Bean

Lablab purpureus / Lablab purpureus
Very rapid growing vine in summer bloom
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Very rapid growing vine in summer bloom

This vine covers a chain link fence in one season, but dies back to the ground after first freeze

Spikes of purple flowers and purple pea pods

Flowers and foliage

Close-up image of a floral spike

At high season for flowering

Seed pods

Seed pods

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Scientific Name: Lablab purpureus
Common Name: Hyacinth Bean
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Purple
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: A high climbing, perennial vine for fences and other garden structures. The fragrant flowers attract hummingbirds with its nectar and the beans are edible.