The Tropical Hyacinth Vine also known as the Hyacinth Bean Vine are an easy to grow purple flowering vine also fast growing vines and annual vines that are a perfect addition to a Tropical Garden, Buy some Today!
It is very important to know that even though the beans produced by this vine are grown and harvested for consumption in some countries the raw bean seeds are poisonous.
I have been told the double boiling method is best and safest, which means they need to be boiled once in a quick boil, change the water and boil them again so that they will be safe to eat.
The Hyacinth Bean Vine is perfect if you are looking for something that will fill up an empty space rather quickly, it will grow approximately 10' to 15' in just a single season!
This lush, tropical vine will produce Purple or sometimes white fragrant flowers that will bloom from early spring to late summer.
Hyacinth bean vines like most tropical plants will prefer to be planted in a sopt in your garden with lots of sunshine. It can tolerate shade but very light shade, they are not shad loving vines.
If you planting seeds remember to prepare the seeds first by nicking them with a sharp clean knife and let the sit overnight in water to help increase your chances of sprouting, germination will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks.
When you first plant your Hyacinth Vine, either seeds or a potted vine, make sure you keep the soil moist and in a spot where the soil is well-drained and very important makes sure to give the vine plenty of support, by either planting next to a fence or use an arbor or trellis.
Coveted by flower gardeners, these seeds tend to sell out quickly because they have so many desirable and uncommon features: Hyacinth Bean Vine has exceptionally beautiful 1” purple-and-white white flower clusters all summer long, followed by eye-catching deep purple pods late in the season. The annual vine will grow from 6’ to 20’ and cover an old chain-link fence in no time, providing you with a living wall of nothing but beauty. Also wonderful for window boxes, around poles or even as a ground cover. ‘Ruby Moon’ prefers full sun and soil with good drainage, and because it is a legume, it will fix nitrogen in your soil. It grows very similarly to a pole bean, and needs support unless it’s intended as a ground cover. Note: the beans are edible only after boiling in several changes of water due to the poisonous alkaloids it contains. It’s best left as an ornamental.
When to Sow Outside: In spring after last frost or early summer.
When to Sow Inside: 6-8 weeks before last average frost.