Top Questions About Hyacinth Bean Vines

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Questions About Hyacinth Bean Vines

Asked by
jsg1029 on
November 10, 2016
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Q. purple bean hyacinths

Should the vines be cut down in the fall?

Answered by
Alisma on
November 10, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

This plant is only winter-hardy in gardening zones 10 and warmer. In these regions, the vines can be pruned back in spring but should be left alone in fall. In colder regions, the plant grows as an annual, so you can cut it back whenever you are no longer enjoying the foliage.

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Asked by
Susannoel on
June 23, 2017
Louisville, ky

Q. Hyacinth bean vine disease

New leaves on my hyacinth bean vine are shriveling , is this a disease? It is not wilting.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 26, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Difficult to say from description.
Leaves can wilt from over or underwatering, leaf curl can be due to pests or disease.
Wind damage can also cause leaves to die off.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/hyacinth-bean/purple-hyacinth-bean-care.htm

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Asked by
Mary Wilbers on
September 4, 2017
Bonnots Mill, Mo 65016

Q. Hyacinth vine

Is the Purple Hyacinth  bean vine harmful to cattle if eaten?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 4, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

The purple Hyacinthe is, indeed toxic. Most of the toxins are within the beans though. Cattle are a little less prone to being injured by the toxins, however, You should still take precaution. These beans aren't necessarily deadly, but they will cause major upset to the stomach. Please remove these from the area that the cattle can access them. Now as a side note... You can prepare these beans in such a way, as to make them edible to you. The important thing is to pick beans before they ripen into viable seeds. DO NOT CONSUME BEANS RAW! These require boiling, then turning off the heat, letting them soak for an hour. Discard the water, repeat at least three times. after the third time, cook them as you would green beans. Now, if you must consume ripe beans, make sure to follow the above process but give them an extra soaking to ensure you have removed the toxins. The flavor is unique, and the nutrition profile is quite impressive. cook as you would black beans, or pintos.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 7, 2017

Q. Hyacinth bean

My hyacinth bean plant leaves have turned yellow and are falling off. Why?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 7, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Yellowing leaves could be watering issues; too much or too little, pests, disease or environmental issues.

Pests can be treated with Neem Oil, which also works as a fungicide.
Hyacinth Bean plants need lots of water, but soil should never be soggy.

The articles below will refresh you on the care requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/hyacinth-bean/purple-hyacinth-bean-care.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/hyacinth-bean/hyacinth-beans-in-pots.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 13, 2017

Q. hyacinth bean vine

Should you cut the vine down in the fall ?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 13, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Yes and if you have the means to till the foliage into the ground, then that will give your soil some extra nitrogen for growth next season. Here is an article with more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/hyacinth-bean/purple-hyacinth-bean-care.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 30, 2017

Q. Hyacinth Bean plant

What do you do with these plants in the fall/winter? I planted 2 that have grown well, but no flowers or seed pods? (maybe not enough sun?)Do I pull the plants up, cut them back??

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 30, 2017
Certified Expert
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Hyacinth bean plant is not winter-hardy and can be killed by any frost, so it is typically grown as an annual in temperate regions. You can wait until the weather kills them or pull up the plants when they're no longer attractive.
Lack of sun can certainly cause poor flowering. Here are some other possibilities:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plant-not-blooming.htm

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Asked by
bbatchellor06 on
February 23, 2018
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Q. where can i find hyacinth bean seeds to purchase

where can I find Hyacinth Bean seeds to purchase?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
February 25, 2018
Certified Expert
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We don't usually recommend places to buy seeds, but I would check online. There are many nurseries that will ship just about anywhere.

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