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Dolichos lablab 'Ruby Moon'

Purple spires of bean like flowers followed by glossy, purple black pods.
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10 seeds

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Details:

Type
Climber
Position
On a Climbing Support
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - October
Height
6m (20ft)
Group/Species
lablab
Common name
Hyacinth Bean
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
10 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
3m (10ft)
Cultivation
Soak seeds overnight prior to sowing. Sow indoors, thinly into moist seed compost and do not exclude light. Transplant and harden off before planting out once the danger of frost has passed.

Description

Purple spires of bean like flowers followed by glossy, purple black pods, showy and glamorous cascading from teepees and frames in late summer and autumn.

Care Tips

Provide support for climbing - best in a sheltered spot.