Ruby Moon Hyacinth Bean

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Ruby Moon Hyacinth Bean Seeds

An aerial paradise of purple and pink

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A rare, stunning, and vigorous climber to create quick privacy screens and beautiful backdrops.
Art Pack, 10 seeds
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$3.95

Currently unavailable. We hope to have this item available for order again by December 31st, 2018

Detailed Product Info

All plants add to a garden's magic. But some possess the power to make a garden completely enveloping. The vigorous vines of Hyacinth Bean reach higher then the tallest trellis, creating a lofty paradise of purple flower sprays and paisley pods that sway in the late-summer sky. This canopy beckons beloved aerialists - hummingbirds and butterflies - to dance and swoop through the vines, zooming and hovering and weaving through the tendrils. Grow these vines over a fence, lie on your back, and enjoy the show.

Quick Facts
Days to Germination 5 - 12 days
Days to Maturity 115 days
Planting Depth 1/2 inch
Spacing in Row 12 inches
Spacing Between Rows 12 inches
Height at Maturity 8-15 feet
Growing Instructions

Direct sow 2-3 weeks after last frost. For earlier blooms, start seeds indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost date. Sow 1 seed per cell, using deep cells to accommodate the long roots. Transplant or direct sow after all threat of frost has passed. Provide a very sturdy trellis. Though a bit slower to take off than typical garden beans, Hyacinth Bean is very vigorous in the summer and can reach 8 feet high! Flowers and seed pods can be used in cut flower arrangements. NOTE: Beans can be toxic if not prepared properly. We do not advise eating.

About the Art and Artist
Art by Catalina Villegas. Catalina Villegas draws inspiration from the lush floral landscapes and animals of her two homes, Florida and Colombia. For this digital illustration, she beautifully evokes the dense, deeply hued profusion of Ruby Moon and its companion pollinators.