Hyacinth bean is a beautiful vine that twines around fences, posts or trellises. It grows rapidly in a single season, reaching up to 20 feet. It produces pink purple and white bi-colored flowers and striking electric-purple to magenta colored seed pods.
Young leaves edible fresh or dried, young pods with immature seeds, edible cooked. Flowers and sprouts edible raw or cooked. Older plant parts may not suitable for consumption, please research proper preparation.
Perennial to 20-30 feet in zones 9 - 11, grown as an annual in the temperate north. Excellent nitrogen fixer. Plant prefers full sun, rich, well-drained soil and a trellis.