Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
70-80 (Spring/Summer)
Growing Habit
Pole
Hardiness
Tender

Hyacinth Beans are very frost tender and shouldn't be planted until the soil has warmed up.

Crops
Spring
Growing Season
Long
Cultivar Type
Early
Growing Conditions
Warm, Hot

Hyacinth Beans are quite easy to grow. They like full sun, and need some kind of support. They grow very quickly if it's warm enough, and prefer rich, well-draining soil.

Outdoor Growing Temp
60°F - 90°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
60°F

Don’t plant Pole Beans out until all frost danger is past and the soil is warm (at least 60˚ F and ideally 80˚ F).

Start Indoors
No
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Water
Moderate

For best production, beans should have evenly moist soil at all times.

Feeder
Moderate

Low nitrogen. Moderate potassium. Moderate phosphorous.

Beans don't need a lot of nitrogen in the soil because they fix their own (if there is a lot in the soil they won't go to the trouble of fixing it). They do need plenty of potassium and phosphorus though.

Suitability
Drought tolerant, High heat
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
No

Beans are not a good candidate for container growing.

Attracts beneficial insects?
No
Color
Purple
Fruit Size
2.5-"
Plant Height
84.0-120.0"
Plant Diameter
18.0-24.0"
Hardiness Zone
3-11
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

The pods and flowers must be eaten when young because dried beans have high concentrations of cyanogenic glucosides and are poisonous.