Winged Bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Winged Bean
Give a thumbs up Princess Bean
Give a thumbs up Goa Bean

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: 9 feet or more
Fruiting Time: Year Round
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Year Round
Underground structures: Tuber
Suitable Locations: Espalier
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Leaves
Roots
Fruit
Flowers
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds: soaking for 12 to 24hr. and nicking the seed coat aids germination
Pollinators: Various insects

Image

Photo gallery:

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Anybody got a source for Winged Beans? by dyzzypyxxy Jan 8, 2018 9:15 AM 10

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by mmolyson and is called "Moss Phlox Phlox subulata"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.