A vigours ornamental vine with an abundant display of pinkish-purple blossoms and dark purple bean pods (similar in size to a lima bean). Grow this fast grower to attract pollinators and for its exquisite look. Flowers all the way through fall. Grown as an annual in zones 5-8 and as a perennial in zones 9-11. Not recommended for eating.
SEED COUNT: 10 SEEDS
Transplant: Sow 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Plant 2 seeds 1/2" deep in individual containers. Thin to one plant per pot, leaving the strongest, most purple seedling. Harden off and transplant outside after the last frost. Direct seed: after the last frost, sow about 6 seeds per foot, 1/2" deep. When the seedlings have true leaves, thin to 12" apart. Trellis or another form of support is necessary.
Sun: Full Sun Germination (days till sprouts appear):5-12 days Life Cycle: Tender Perennial Days to maturity: 120 days Spacing: 12" Height: 10-20' Germination Rate: 77%