Hyacinth Bean

Purple Hyacinth bean is a fast-growing warm weather annual vine that’s a true showstopper when it pops its lavender pink bean flowers. Bees absolutely love them!

This energetic vine needs a trellis, arbor, or fence to support its spreading, lush growth.

Plant seeds once the ground is warm in early spring. Hyacinth bean wants sun but also extra irrigation in dry summers. A few seeds will cover a lot of ground!

Seedlings are easily transplanted if last year’s seeds sprouted and you want to transfer to a new location.

After blooming, enjoy the purple bean pods for decorative appeal. You can bring some indoors for flower arrangements. When they’re totally dry, split open the pods to save the attractive white and black striped seeds for next year.