London (change)
Today 17°C / 14°C
Tomorrow 15°C / 10°C

Phaseolus coccineus 'Painted Lady'

Runner bean

Reader rating

From 0 ratings

+ Add a review

Key information

Plant type

Vegetable

Flower colour

Red

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Beginner

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

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


Reader reviews

Be the first reader to review the Phaseolus coccineus 'Painted Lady' Runner bean!

Add your own review

Please register or login to add a review