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Thomas Jefferson Vine
|Hyacinth Bean Vine|
HABIT: Purple flowers in late summer, followed by short, deep purple seedpods. Tall climbing annual vine, planted from pretty black and white seed sin the spring. Fast growing
CULTURE: Very easy to grow in most soils.
PROBLEMS: Black fuzzy caterpillars. Good news is that they grow up to be beautiful butterflies.
NOTES: Name is now Lablab purpureus. Beans are edible but not very good. They should be cooked when very young and tender.