Beach Bean (Canavalia rosea)
Beach Bean (Canavalia rosea)

Beach Bean (Canavalia rosea)

Regular price $16.95

Beach Bean (Canavalia rosea, synonym Canavalia maritima) is a salt-tolerant vine that’s got it all together. As a plant that thrives on sandy soils and full sun, it has a tendency to weave and spread into seaside landscapes that are vulnerable to drought and erosion. Canavalia rosea is a popular and heat-hardy ground cover in Florida, which is a great first step to transforming your yard into a native landscape that can act as restored ecosystems for wildlife.  It is a popular Florida native bean plant that is edible while seed pods are still young. However, when the bean pods are mature, they will require extra processing to eat! 

Enjoy Canavalia rosea’s signature fuchsia blooms that contrast the plant’s shrubby, lime green leaves throughout the year, with the most abundant bloom time in the peak of the summer. As any beach bum could tell you, plenty of heat, warm soil, and long summer days will help beach bean plants thrive.

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Important Shipping Information

Sow Exotic ships nationwide year-round to the United States and Canada with plant-based, plastic-free, reusable, recyclable, biodegradable, AND compostable packaging materials.  Plants ship ready-to-grow in plantable pots and range in size.  See the size guide on each plant page to learn more about what to expect upon arrival.

Shipping & Handing Cost
Shipping cost is calculated at checkout based on your order weight and your distance from the nursery. Shipping is combined for multiple orders with plants, so the more you grow, the more you save!  

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Live plant orers are processed at the beginning of each week and ship on Monday-Thursday via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail. Order processing time before shipment averages from 1-14 days. 

Tracking Your Order
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Heat Packs & Weather Holds

Heat Packs
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Weather Holds
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Local Pickup at the Nursery

Both Nationwide Shipping and Nursery Pickup options are available at checkout. Choose the day/time for your pickup at checkout. We're offering curbside pickup at the nursery entrance. Orders that choose Nursery Pickup but really need Nationwide Shipping will be invoiced upon request for the shipping cost + a $15 fine. Visit our Local Pickup page to learn more.

Shipping to Hawaii & Puerto Rico

Almost all of our plants ship (bare root, of course) to Hawaii & Puerto Rico.  Due to USDA restrictions, here's the list of a few plants that don't make the cut. Plants that DO NOT ship to Puerto Rico include: Coffee, Palm, and Banana plants.  Plants that DO NOT ship to Hawaii include: Pineapple, Palm, Papaya, Coffee, Banana, and Passion Fruit plants.

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How to Grow Beach Bean

Plant Type: Evergreen Perennial Fruiting Vine  

Harvest Season: Flowers and fruits all-year; peak Summer - Fall

Mature Size: Height from 0.5-1 ft tall, Width up to 40 ft.

Soil & Moisture: Moist, well-drained sandy soils

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade

Zone Hardiness: 9-11

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