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Phaseolus coccineus 'Painted Lady'

Runner bean

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Phaseolus coccineus 'Painted Lady'

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Runner beans are incredibly easy to grow, bearing masses of long, sweet-tasting beans all summer long. There's a huge range of cultivars to choose from, bearing red, white or bi-coloured flowers, adding to their ornamental value.

Phaseolus coccineus 'Painted Lady' is a traditional runner bean 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 Phaseolus coccineus 'Painted Lady' 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

Time to plant: May to June

Flowering period: June to August

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