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

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Common names
  • Sword Bean

Photo Gallery
Location: Austin ,TX
Date: November
My garden show entry
Photo by Bubbles
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2021-03-03
Seedling.
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2016-09-10
The huge seed pods are as big as bananas!
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2016-09-27
#Pollination

Date: 2009-07-18
Location: all photos from my garden
Date: 2008-08-31
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2016-05-15

"I Love You" bean
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2016-11-05
Just for comparison, Swordbean pod beside an average string bean
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2016-02-26
The cotyledons are very large
Location: Austin ,TX
Date: September
15\" bean in background
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2016-02-15
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2016-08-13
Comments:
  • Posted by Bubbles (Austin, Tx - Zone 8b) on Dec 12, 2012 8:26 PM concerning plant:
    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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