My introduction to the world of flowering vines this past weekend was informative but too short to really answer all of my questions. Before attempting to grow any vines that might fail miserably or get completely out of control, I want to learn more and so I have put vines on my to-do list for next year. (How can I be planning for next year when this growing season has barely begun?!)
So I am turning to the community at large for some tips. Who knows about and/or grows hyacinth bean (Lablab purpureus)? This annual really caught my eye because I love blue and purple blooms, and its seed pod is extremely ornamental (plus what a great botanical name). Can it survive in partial sun? Will it flower if grown in such conditions? Can it withstand a little dryness or is it a water-hog? Does it twine with petioles? Is it aggressive? If you can shed any light on this plant, please leave me a comment!