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Q.Hyacinth bean plants

Zone 62959 | pikes51 added on August 6, 2016 | Answered

When do they bloom? Mine have not bloomed yet and it is August. We are in a zone 8 growing area.

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Answered on September 19, 2020

I grew these in Zone 9. Planted around April, and they didn't really start to grow significantly until August. It's now mid September, and they are just starting to generate small purple pods. They have only been flowering for a few weeks.

I think this is just the nature of the plant, it's a very very late bloomer and producer.

I have the purple variety, not the green.

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Answered on August 8, 2016

Hyacinth Bean Vines can have little to no flowers if the nitrogen level is too high or you fertilize with too high of a nitrogen ratio fertilizer. Hyacinth Bean plants produce their own nitrogen so additional fertilizer is not usually needed.
They also do not tend to produce many flowers in summer, but will began bloom when the weather cools in late summer, early autumn.
Full sun is needed for a healthy, happy blooming vine.
Here is a link with more information.


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