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Dolichos lablab (photo courtesy of Gilles Delacroix/Garden World Images)
Dolichos lablab (photo courtesy of Gilles Delacroix/Garden World Images)

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Zones 24, 25, 27, H1, H2
Full Sun
Regular Water

Dolichos lablab

Hyacinth Bean
Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Perennials, Vines


These twining vines produce dense cover of light green leaves divided like fans into three leaflets.

Dolichos lablab

Perennial vine usually grown as an annual. Fast growing to 10 ft. Broad, oval, medium green leaflets to 3–6 in. long. Sweet pea–shaped purple or white flowers in loose clusters on long stems stand out from the foliage. Flowers are followed by velvety, beanlike magenta purple pods to 2 1/2 in. long. Grow like string beans for quick screening. Needs good drainage.

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