Valor Bean Seeds, LABLAB, (bush BEAN) (Asian Vegetables) White Flowers VINE
Valor Bean Lakshmi
Valor Bean Seeds - Lakshmi - Dolichos Labla Bean, High yielding, bush variety. Produces Edible Leaves, Flowers, Pods, Seeds and Roots.
Dolichos Lablab - This popular bean produces light green pods 4.5-5" long, wrinkled with bulge in the center, fleshy & tender, and eaten freshly sauteed with spices and onions. Also known as long Valor. Lakshmi is a high yielding bush
90-100 days maturity. Lablab purpureus 'Akhana Fujimame'. Akhana Fujimame Hyacinth Bean. Heirloom, Non-GMO. Warm-season annual. The drought-tolerant Akhana Fujimame bean is widely grown in the subtropical regions of South Asia and China. It is a beautiful green-leafed climber with magenta flowers and edible pods that are flat, thick, and curved. Hyacinth Beans require a long season to fully mature as they tend to flower in the shorter days of the fall. It can also be grown as an ornamental or ground cover
Hyacinth Bean Vine is easy to grow. Grow in full sun. Plants prefer a rich, well draining soils to fuel their fast, season long growth. Mix a healthy dose of compost into the soil prior to planting.
Plants like a lot of water and nutrients. While they like lots of water, they do not like wet soil. Keep soil moist, not wet. Add fertilizer when planting and every month during the season. Use a high phosphorous formula just before the first blooming period.
Plants will begin to bloom in summer, and continue to do so into the fall. After the flowers bloom, green pods will begin to form. They grow up to three inches. .
Lablab flowers are beautiful and fragrant and attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and it even produces edible leaves, flowers, pods, seeds and roots. Dry Lablab seeds are poisonous due to high concentrations of cyanogenic glucosides, and can only be eaten after prolonged boiling. Chinese and Indian herbalists use Hyacinth Bean Vine as a medicinal herb.
How To Grow Hyacinth Bean Vine: Many gardeners recommend nicking the Hyacinth Bean seeds with a knife and then soaking the flower seeds in water for 24 hours before sowing. Planting Hyacinth Bean seeds can be done directly outside once danger of frost has passed. Lablab typically blooms from mid summer to fall. Hyacinth Bean herb can be a perennial in zones 9 - 11 which do not get frost; however, in other zones it grows as an annual climbing vine.
USDA Zones: 9 - 11
Height: 96 inches
Bloom Season: Mid summer to fall
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Soil can by sandy or clayish, well drained soil, pH 4.5 - 7.5
Temperature: 65 - 70F
Average Germ Time: 10 - 20 days
Light Required: No
Depth: 1/2 inch - 1 inch deep
Sowing Rate: 2 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 12 inches