Lablab Bean (Lablab purpureus)

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The perennial flowering herb Lablab Bean, also known as Hyacinth bean, is a vigorous vine of showy, rose-purple flower spikes and deep purple-green leaves. The summer blooming Lablab Bean is a highly productive member of the Fabaceae family alongside Lentils, Chickpeas and the Butterfly Pea.  It's native to tropical Africa and cultivated as a food crop throughout the tropics.

With twining shoots of rich foliage and vibrant, edible pods, the Lablab is beloved for its edible as well as its ornamental qualities and can be cut for long-lasting, handsome floral arrangements.

Popularly grown as a vegetable crop, the pods can be cooked and eaten, as can the flowers, leaves and immature (not dry) seeds. The fragrant Lablab grows quickly, especially with a supportive trellis or fence in full sun or part shade. Easy to maintain, the plant takes medium watering and can deal with dry soil and drought. You can use it as a ground cover or a climbing vine and benefit from the flowers you’re destined to cut into endless table arrangements!

Plant Type:
Perennial Flowering Herb
Can be grown as an Annual in colder climates. 

Harvest Season:
Blooms in Late Summer
Pods in Fall

Mature Size:
Up to 20 ft. tall with 6 ft. spread

Soil & Moisture:
Rich, well-draining soil. Tolerates drought and dry soil. Requires medium watering and a sturdy support structure to promote upward growth.

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade


Growth Rate: 

Zone Hardiness: 
Outdoors 10-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+ 

Our Lab Lab Beans are grown from seed and are capable of harvest within one growing season. 

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3 reviews
  • J&
    Jon & P.
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    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 1-5
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    9 months ago
    Thriving in full sun!

    Planted this with a trellis in front of an eastern facing brick wall in Phoenix, Arizona that gets full direct sun until about 2pm-3pm. Planted in the early Spring and now it's June 17th and temps are getting into 100's consistently starting this week. The plant took a while to root into ground and get acclimated with the soil. Mixed organic compost with coco coir, perlite, worm castings, a little sand, and native clay soil. Removed the tiny coco coir sack that it came in to free the roots a little and then planted in the ground with that soil mix. Now the plant is absolutely thriving and growing like a weed. It's growing long stems of purple flowers, no bean pods yet, but a lot of flowers and it's looking very nice!!!

  • K
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    5 Stars

    Very healthy plants! Fast delivery. Will definitely shop there again!

  • PP
    Paula P.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    plant came is a dissolvable

    plant came is a dissolvable pot for planting and is doing so well once I planted it along a fence -- seems to be very happy :). Can't wait to see it next spring/summer.

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