Mucuna (Evergreen Velvet Bean)
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 mucuna sempervirens evergreen velvet bean seed plant

mucuna sempervirens evergreen drawing velvet bean seed plant


#A5822
Mucuna sempervirens
Evergreen Velvet Bean (Seabean) - Mucuna sempervirens (syn Stizolobium semprevirens)

Woody vine native to China, member of the family Fabaceae.  The plant is very vigorous grower, quickly covering a trellis or fence.  The blooms are dramatic and unique - clusters of huge 3 inch dark purple blooms with a gold crown attached to the vine.  These then mature into long velvetly bean pods.

Mucuna sempervirens thrives in light soils in a sunny location and
can be grown as annuals or greenhouse specimens in cooler climates.

Mucuna is easily propagated from seed.  Seed should be scarified (nick the hard outer coating with a sharp knife), then soaked for 24 hrs prior to planting.   Sow seed in pots or trays and keep moist at 80 to 85F (about 30C).  When seedlings reach about 2 inches in height, transplant them to larger pots or, if outdoor temperatures are a minimum of 65F, directly in a prepared bed.

The plant has been used medicinally to treat a variety of ailments including urinary tract infections and muscular pain.  The stems have also been used to make paper and as a starch.

Hardy to 40F (4.4C)   Height: 12ft   Spread:  3ft

#A5822   Packet  $10.00,  Approximately 15 seeds
 #A5822B
Mucuna sempervirens
4oz seed
#A5822B   Bulk Seed 4oz  $25.50
 #A5822C
Mucuna sempervirens
1lb seed
#A5822C  Bulk Seed 1lb  Packet  $50.50

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