Ruby Moon Hyacinth Bean


Purple stems and striking lilac-rose blossoms. Shiny magenta pods are 2-3″ long. Blooms and pods are useful as cut flowers; pods may be dried. Also known as bonavist-bean, and lablab-bean. Seeds are edible with careful preparation, but can be toxic, so please just enjoy as an ornamental. Perennial in Zones 9-10. Best grown as an annual elsewhere.

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Seed Type


Package Size:

1/8 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz, 1 lb, Wholesale Pricing (per lb)

Latin Name:

Dolichos lablab

Alternate Names

Bonavist Bean, Lablab Bean


7-10 days


100-120 days

Flower Color

Lavender and Pink

Bloom Season:

Summer to Fall

Life Cycle

Perennial (Zones 7-9); grown as annual in the north

Plant Height:


Support Needed:

Trellis or staking


Full Sun

Planting Method:

Start Indoors or Direct Sow (Recommended)

Planting Depth:



Sow every 4-6"; thin to 12-18"

Seed Count

+/- 90 per ounce; 1,540 per pound

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For wholesale pricing and availability, please contact our office at (608) 437-9081.


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