Hyacinth bean is a dazzling ornamental with stunning, pinkish-purple flowers and shiny, dark purple pods that stand out against the purple and green foliage. Twining stems quickly climb a fence or trellis, trail across the ground for an attractive ground cover, or spill over container edges. Perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer. Vines grow up to 10′-20′ long and produces flowers that bloom from summer to frost. Prefers full to partial sun exposure. Botanical Interests’® Ruby Moon Hyacinth Bean Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
Outdoors: Sow 1-2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 65°F, ideally 70°–85°F.
For Successive Sowings: Sow every 7-14 days up to 80 days before your average first fall frost date. In very hot summer areas, skip sowing as high heat approaches; temperatures consistently above 90°F will prevent beans from forming.
Indoors: Sow 6-8 weeks before your average last frost date, although not recommended, as roots are sensitive to disturbance; use biodegradable pots that can be placed directly into the ground.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.