Hyacinth Bean Vine


How to Grow a Hyacinth Bean Vine

The hyacinth bean vine is a purple flower that looks like a pea.  It also has wonderful, heart shaped leaves that make it a wonderful addition to any garden.  This article is going to explore the hyacinth bean vine and how to care for it correctly.  You may find out that you can keep this plant without any complications.  It may be very easy to keep this plant and you may want several of them.



The hyacinth bean vine is a good plant for people that are new to gardening because it is very easy to care for and the likelihood of it thriving is very good.  You will want to plant it in warm soil when the last frost of the season has gone.  You should always prepare your flower to be planted.  You will do this by putting a small slice into the pod with a knife.  You will then soak them in water over night.    

You will want to select a location for your plant that is going to get full sun.  It is also important to plant it next to a fence or something that is going to support the plant while it is growing.  This flower can grow up to twenty feet in one season.  That is why it needs support and it works well at hiding unsightly fences and buildings.  When you have found the perfect location for planting you will need to put them one and one half inches down into the soil.  You will also need to keep each pod approximately six inches apart from one another.  Be sure that you are continually watering this flower as well because it does very well with constant moisture.  It is going to take two or three weeks for your plant to begin to sprout, so do not get discouraged if you do not see anything right away.

The interesting thing about the hyacinth bean vine is that the pods that form on it can be harvested at the end of the season. Many people like to do this because they can be planted the next year.  When you harvest them at the end of the season you are going to want to store them in a place within your house that is cool and dry.  They will last until you are ready to plant them again.

This plant is easy to care for and it can add a lot of character to your home.   Take the time to look around your home and determine where it would look the best.  If you have a fence that needs to be covered this may be the plant for you.  As you can see, it is not very difficult to take care of.  You are not going to need to prune it and it does not attract a lot of bugs or diseases.

You can find the hyacinth bean vine online or in your local nursery.  Talk to a worker to determine where they would recommend planting it.  These workers fully understand all of the plants they sell.  They know what the plant needs to grow and be successful.  They are also going to be able to recommend any fertilizer that you should give to your plant.  Being able to recognize when your hyacinth bean vine is in distress or not growing well is the key to helping it survive.  You can always talk to nursery staff about how to identify if your plant is not growing.  They are also going to be able to tell you what you can do to help restore the flower.