Lablab purpureus subsp. purpureus

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: 6 to 12 feet
Fruit: Showy
Other: 3 to 4 inch purple pods
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Date: 2007-01-26USDA
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