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Phaseolus coccineus 'Painted Lady'

Runner bean

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Runner bean 'Painted Lady' is an older variety, worth growing as much for its pretty red and white flowers as for its large crops of tender, well-flavoured beans. Its good looks mean that it looks at home in the flower garden as well as the vegetables patch, making it ideal for smaller gardens where space is at a premium.

Family: Fabaceae/Papilionaceae

Genus: Phaseolus

Species: coccineus

Cultivar: Painted Lady

Plant type: Vegetable

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 200cm

Time to plant seeds: April to May

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