Ruby Moon Hyacinth Bean Seeds


4.75 out of 5 stars
(8 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Grown by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello, hyacinth bean is a dazzling ornamental with stunning, pinkish-purple flowers and shiny, dark purple pods that stand out against the purple and green foliage. Twining stems quickly climb a fence or trellis, trail across the ground for an attractive ground cover, or spill over container edges. Contains toxins; not recommended for eating. See inside for more information.
$3.49 3.5 grams (~10 seeds)

Botanical Name: Lablab purpureus

Family: Fabaceae

Native: Africa

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer, usually grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: 10'–20 vine

Variety Information: Loose clusters of 1" purple sweet-pea-shaped flowers followed by attractive, shiny, 3"–5" long purple pods.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 65°F, ideally 70°–85°F. Successive Sowings: Every 7 to 14 days up to 80 days before your average first fall frost date. NOTE: In very hot summer areas, skip sowing as high heat approaches; temperatures consistently above 90°F will prevent beans from forming.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Roots are sensitive to disturbance; use biodegradable pots that can be placed directly into the ground.

Days to Emerge: 3–30 days

Seed Depth: 1"

Seed Spacing: A group of 2 seeds every 12"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

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Ruby Moon Hyacinth Bean Seeds Reviews

8 reviews

Ruby Moon Hyacinth Bean Seeds

5 out of 5 stars Oct 27, 2018
Have used this seed package for two summers now in South Carolina and each year the result was good. This year it was spectacular and great because it got more morning sunshine. The vines climbed on a trelis and then moved on up to the flagpole. Just a very satisfactory outcome.
Yvonne Maskus from SC


5 out of 5 stars Mar 22, 2019
Oh my gosh, this was so beautiful last summer that I am buying more for this year. The vine was pretty and the flowers were bright and beautiful. It took forever to start growing (in fact, I thought the whole thing was a dud), but once it started, it grew inches each day! Loved it.
Grace Wright from CO

Beautiful Vine

5 out of 5 stars Aug 24, 2019
Very pleased with the viability of these seeds ...did some seedlings in pots to transplant but had best success sowing directly into ground. Fast growing in the right spot with good sun...others struggling. Can't wait to collect my own seeds and spread around the yard ...makes great cover!
Renee from GA
Owner Response: We are so glad you liked this beautiful heirloom vine. They do tend to struggle when transplanted because they are sensitive to root disturbance and the stress puts them behind. Direct sowing is easier and does give the best results. Happy gardening!

Judy f

5 out of 5 stars Oct 13, 2019
this is a magnificent vine. very strong, great colored vine, leaves, flowers and vines. It blooms late in the season and is still blooming Oct 9!
judy from NY

Love this plant

5 out of 5 stars Aug 15, 2020
It's perfect from growing along a fence.
Anne from MA

hyacinth beans

3 out of 5 stars Aug 11, 2021
only 2 seeds germinated but now it is making its own for me! i also ordered herb, sweet annie and was oos, now i don't want to pay all the fees for just one pkt of seed if it is in stock again!
Neil S. from FL

Hyacinth Bean

5 out of 5 stars Sep 6, 2022
Loved letting this grow wild in my bed this year. The color looks stunning with silver foliage or contasting foliage.
Jenifer from NC

Did great this past year

5 out of 5 stars Oct 2, 2022
Spectacular plant! Train the stems horizontally early on as they grow for a fuller effect. The aphids and leaf miners love this plant and will infest it if not tended to, so you have to be on top of it. I didn't use pesticides on the flowers or leaves cause I have hummingbirds and bees, but I did use seven dust on the ground for the leaf miners in the soil where they turn into flies and try to lay eggs on the leaves again. I blasted the aphids off with a water hose to take care of them. It was definitely worth it. The flowers have a light rose-like scent and when there's a lot of them they slightly waft when you are near. The seed pods are just a pretty as the flowers when they develop; they have a deep purple tone and also have a smooth, vinyl/leathery looking texture to them.
Derek from TX

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