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 'Polestar' is a is a reliable runner bean variety, bearing heavy crops of smooth, fleshy pods with a good sweet flavour, over a long season. For the heaviest crops, grow Phaseolus coccineus 'Polestar' in a sheltered position and dig in plenty of organic matter into the soil before planting.
Plant type: Vegetable
Flower colour: Red
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist
Skill level: Beginner
Time to plant seeds: April to May
Time to plant: May to June
Flowering period: June to August
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