Have you ever planted something just because the seeds were cool? I hadn’t either until I came across Hyacinth Bean Vine. I saw it one day at my favorite nursery, on top of a gazebo, in full bloom. It was gorgeous! I decided right then I had to have one.
Since the plant was in full bloom, it was too late to start seeds or even find a transplant. So I forgot about it until one day the following spring, while browsing seeds, I saw the plant beautifully painted on a packet (Renee’s Garden). Realizing it was the same vine, I immediately brought them home.
What a surprise when I opened it up and found this…
Don’t they remind you of the yin yang sign? The Yin Yang sign means complete balance. And who wouldn’t want that?
So, this is what those little seeds grow into.
I love this vine. This particular variety is called Ruby Moon. It is so easy to grow, and grows very quickly. In my area, zone 8b, the blooms continue until October and then it is covered in ruby red seed pods. I usually save a few just in case it doesn’t reseed. But, so far it has every year.
I just still can’t decide which I like better, the vine or the seeds.