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Phaseolus coccineus 'Lady Di'

Runner bean

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Key information

Plant type

Vegetable

Flower colour

Red

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Rob Whitworth, copyright GAP Photos (56137)

Plant details

Lady Di' produces superb, long, slim, fleshy runner beans that are completely stringless. The pods are 30cm (12in) long. This is a heavy cropping variety and the beans are dark green, tender and very tasty. Sow runner beans indoors in colder areas to transplant after the last spring frost. Or you can sow the seed directly outside in late May and June. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Papilionaceae

Genus: Phaseolus

Species: coccineus

Cultivar: Lady Di

Plant type: Vegetable

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 300cm

Time to plant seeds: March to June


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