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Vegetable Gardens Traditional Landscape, Philadelphia

A purple hyacinth bean vine (Lablab purpureus) drapes one of the gateways. Planted as an annual in Pennsylvania it will grow up to 20’ in a season, producing purple/pink flowers and fabulous purple pods all summer long. The leaves, flowers and pods look beautiful both clambering on the fence and in mixed bouquets.
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ccb1122 wrote:
Where is it planted? - It doesn't appear to be plants in the ground. Or is it? Would love to know if you actually planted it in containers of some sort on the arch that quickly get covered by the vines?
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it's hyacinth bean. has a real pretty flower before it goes to seed. grows really fast too
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What climate zones can it be planted in I am in Ontario Canada annual or perennial
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emelight wrote:
Edible? - The bean is a beautiful vine... Is it also edible?
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Gayle Johnson
POISONOUS RAW. Yes the beans in the pods are edible, but only when properly cooked.
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Leslie Cotee
Purple hyacinth bean introduced to America by Thomas Jefferson. Very delicious heritage bean that turns more green when cooked. Talk about an excellent edible landscape plant!
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luadersbj wrote:
We are a custom home builder and would love to build this for a client - We realize that this is not a stock type of fence and that it would have to be hand-built, but If you could point us in the right direction, we would appreciate it.
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Dear Garden Associates, Inc.
The fence was constructed using locally harvested Red Cedar and the construction was performed on site.
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John Adams wrote: - What is the name of the purple vine and where can you get it?

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