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Dolichos lablab 'Ruby Moon'


Dolichos lablab 'Ruby Moon' is a vine with lavender, pea-like flowers followed by large, purple pods held on purple stems amongst purple-infused foliage.

Dolichos lablab 'Ruby Moon' is a beautiful legume family vine sometimes sold as an annual but it happens to be perennial down to zone 7. It is a vigorous, striking plant with spikes of fragrant, magenta, purple, and lavender-blue, pea-like flowers for months followed by large, purple pods held on purple stems amongst purple-infused foliage. Hyacinth bean will be the focal point of the garden in late summer and fall. Various parts are edible but some are poisonous if not prepared properly so research carefully.

Common Name: Hyacinth Bean

Family: Fabaceae (The Legume Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-10

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 6-10'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: Blue

Class: Deciduous

Type: Vine

Bloom Time: Spring - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour: Purple

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Bees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Tropical Africa

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