This is the first year I have had Hyacinth Bean, a vigorous annual vine in my garden. Also known as the Jefferson Bean, prefers full sun. I ordered seeds and planted them in small pots this spring. I transplanted one into my retaining wall garden and this plant is doing great. I learned earlier this year that there are climbers with tendrils that like growing on a trellis and those that prefer climbing on a wall. I had planted this Hyacinth Bean near a trellis but I see it would much rather prefer the wall behind it. It’s starting to bloom these gorgeous long flower shoots that will eventually turn into the bean pods. I plan to save seeds from this plant for next year by harvesting the dried seed pods right before our first frost. Is your Hyacinth Bean flowering yet?
Updated photos 9/2/2017:
Updated photos 9/9/2017. We are now growing seed pods!