Hyacinth bean seed, white

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Hyacinth bean seed, white

Fast-growing vine with showy white flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Most of the plant is edible.

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(Dolichos lablab)

This is the less-commonly grown white-flowered form. Young pods are cooked and eaten like green beans. Young leaves are eaten raw in salads and older leaves are cooked like spinach. Flowers are eaten raw or steamed. The large starchy root tubers can be boiled or baked. Lablab bean is an excellent nitrogen fixer and is sometimes grown as a cover crop.


Flowers:White flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds
Fruit:edible pod
Lifecycle:1    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Container Planting:no

Cultural Requirements:

Sun:full sun for best flowering & fruit production

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