• Canavalia virosa Magic Bean Kaattuthambattan Rare Seeds

    Canavalia virosa
    Magic Bean
    Kaattuthambattan
    Beach Bean

    A perennial climber that grows very fast with dark green leaves accented by pi-purple sweet pea shaped flowers producing the loveliest of scents. In ancient times the seeds were thought to possess magic properties and were used in rites and rituals.
     
    Fun Facts:
    1. Native to tropical Africa and India
    2. Hardy outdoors in Zones 9+ or grow as an annual
    3. This plant attracts butterflies and birds
    4. This species is the wild ancestor of canavilia gladiata
    5. Perfect for growing in containers
    6. The plant grows in Indian mangroves where seeds are dispersed into the water and float to coastal sand dunes where they become an erosion inhibitor along some beaches

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