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Hyacinth Beans 

The name Lablab Purpureus just does not fit this striking tropical vine. Commonly known as hyacinth bean, this impressive ornamental is the perfect addition to any garden, as it adds depth, rich color, and snazzy pizzazz to the surrounding landscape.

 

Beautiful purple flowers and burgundy seed pods are so showy that people stop at our house to ask the name of this attractive wonder.

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Besides attracting hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees, these vigorous vines quickly cover an arbor as they grow 10 to 15 feet each season.

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The only downside is that hyacinth bean is an annual that needs to be sown each spring. However, once the vines begin blooming, they continue to provide an abundance of flowers for bouquets for the rest of the summer.

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A trellis makes a great perch for the birds flying to and from the surrounding trees and bushes. The hyacinth bean vines provide a protective cover for the birds that wish to dip or sip in their water bowl.

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