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May 11, 2015 7:08 AM CST
Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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My cousin gave me several seed pods a few months back and said that this vine would produce a nice purple flower. I planted the seeds in four locations and it seems they all came up. It is an attractive vine and is producing purple seeds pods-- something like a purple butterbean. Can someone help identify this for me. I am located in zone 9, south Louisiana. Thanks for your help.

Anole
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May 11, 2015 7:20 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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Dolichos, or hyacinth bean.
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May 11, 2015 7:48 AM CST

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similar to the
Phaseolus vulgaris 'Amethyst' , those are many I tip my hat to you.
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May 11, 2015 7:54 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
Annuals Native Plants and Wildflowers Keeps Horses Dog Lover Daylilies Region: Canadian
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The pods match Dolichos:

http://www.eattheweeds.com/hya...

more so than Phaseolus vulgaris 'Amethyst' though:

http://www.thompson-morgan.com...
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May 11, 2015 8:01 AM CST
Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
Butterflies Cactus and Succulents
Thanks for the quick response,


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sooby said:The pods match Dolichos:

http://www.eattheweeds.com/hya...

more so than Phaseolus vulgaris 'Amethyst' though:

http://www.thompson-morgan.com...

I agree
more similar
http://garden.org/plants/brows...
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May 11, 2015 8:08 AM CST
Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
Butterflies Cactus and Succulents
After reading the info on this bean, I will grow only as an ornamental. It is a fast grower and I do enjoy the color. I am curious if this will draw any butterflies, hummingbirds, etc.

Thanks all,

Anole
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May 11, 2015 8:11 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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The one I had drew both.
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May 11, 2015 1:17 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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I agree with the ID of Purple Hyacinth Bean (Lablab purpureus) I grew it for a few years from seeds received in a trade. An interesting plant whose flowers attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
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Jun 6, 2015 2:33 PM CST
Name: Hans K.
Germany - Wiesbaden (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
here i have a question about the iris

can that be a louisiana or is it a japonica?


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Jun 6, 2015 2:37 PM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Raises cows Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Texas Plant Identifier
@Heart2Heart Hans, that will be a Louisiana iris.
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Jun 6, 2015 2:54 PM CST
Name: Hans K.
Germany - Wiesbaden (Zone 8a)
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thx donald

i saw a pic of "Rhett" .... it looks similar

han
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