Often grown on an arbor, trellis or fence because of its beauty and impact in the garden, hyacinth attracts butterflies and hummingbirds galore. Although the leaves and flowers are edible use great caution as the seeds are very poisonous as they contain high concentrations of cyanogenic glucosides. The seeds must be boiled for a very long time before they are considered safe to eat.
This is a very fast growing annual vine that will reach up to 10 feet long and bloom throughout the summer months into the fall.
ANNUAL ZONES 3-8 PERENNIAL ZONES 9-11 Very Easy to Grow from Seed
Seed Germination: To start indoors: Start your seeds 4-6 weeks before the last frost date in your area. · Use a good seed starting medium such as Jiffy Mix. Fill seed flat with soil. Pre-moisten the soil and plant seeds about 1/2 inch deep. · Place seeds in a sunny location and keep moist using a fine misting spray until germination. Germination is usually 14-21 days. · Transplant outdoors after all danger of frost has passed in your area. May need to provide support once seedlings begin to vine (i.e. popsicle stick or plastic fork). To start outdoors: Plant seeds 1/2 inch deep in prepared soil after all danger of frost has passed in your growing zone.