PlantsCanavalia→Sword Bean (Canavalia gladiata)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Spring


Posted by Bubbles (Austin, Tx - Zone 8b) on Dec 12, 2012 8:26 PM

Wanted to show that the beans are usually 12" to 15" long. Beans need to be planted as soon as possible, as they take the entire season to mature. May not be a good choice for more northern climates. Great vine for covering a trellis. Mine climbs an oak tree and an arbor.

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Plant Events from our members
antsinmypants On May 1, 2021 Transplanted
Into larger pot.
antsinmypants On March 6, 2021 Seeds sown
Indoors under lights
antsinmypants On March 5, 2021 Transplanted
First plant needed a bigger pot.
antsinmypants On February 28, 2021 Plant emerged
antsinmypants On February 5, 2021 Seeds sown
Sowed in soil after soaking for 24 hours.
antsinmypants On February 4, 2021 Seeds sown
Soaked 1 bean for 24 hours in HP diluted with 90% water before sowing indoors.
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