Dolichos lab lab Add drama, beauty, and privacy to your personal landscape with this dramatic ornamental vine, planted by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello! Contrasting purple vines and dark green leaves bear a cascade of delicate, fragrant, lilac-rose colored blossoms and eye-catching, glossy, purple pods. Vines climb up to 10 feet, making it a wonderful trellis and arbor choice for quick canopy! We’ve been saving seed and adapting it for northern gardens since 1997.
Sow outdoors after danger of frost. Planting depth: 1 inch; Plant spacing: 4-6 inches. Site in full sun in a normal, loamy, moist, well-drained soil. Grows like a pole bean and needs the support of staking, trellis, or arbor.