Pink Fuzzybean, Pink Wild Bean, Wild Bean
Strophostyles umbellata

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Strophostyles (stro-foh-STY-leez) (Info)
Species: umbellata (um-bell-AY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Orange

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Auburn, Alabama

Menifee, California

Stockton, California

Brooksville, Florida

Fountain, Florida

Brandenburg, Kentucky

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Collingswood, New Jersey

Morristown, New Jersey

Greensboro, North Carolina

Dundee, Ohio

Loveland, Ohio

Laurens, South Carolina

Conroe, Texas

Crosby, Texas

Jacksonville, Texas

Lufkin, Texas

Santa Fe, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

5
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 20, 2013, marjorie737 from Brandenburg, KY wrote:

I read that the native americans used this plant for food and wanted to know how or what parts that they used? (if anyone knows)??

It grows beautifully in the fields of Kentucky.

Thanks

Positive

On May 27, 2013, mensamom from Laurens, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

The USDA.GOV website lists this plant as a native plant to the eastern section of the US. It also state the Native Americans relied on this plant for sustenance. I even checked the noxious/invasive plants list and did not find it there. Should be a safe plant to use.

Neutral

On Nov 18, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Pink Fuzzybean, Pink Wild Bean, Wild Bean, Strophostyles umbellata, is native to Texas and other States.

Positive

On Jun 23, 2005, Moda127 from Morristown, NJ (Zone 6a) wrote:

Great vine for fast cover of fences, etc. Blooms in the late summer well into fall. - Can become invasive at times, but easily trimmed. Loves humid weather.

Positive

On Jul 8, 2004, crimsontsavo from Crossville, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Well worth growing for it's delicate pea like flowers. A real keeper in a "natural" garden. Grows fast and isnt fussy. Leaves are as delicate looking as the flowers. Great for covering string/board arbours.

Positive

On Jun 2, 2004, OhioBreezy from Dundee, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

very pretty vine. Small flower but such a lovely shape to it, well worth growing.