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Phaseolus coccineus 'White Lady'

Runner bean

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Key information

Plant type

Vegetable

Flower colour

White

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Beginner

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

White Lady' is an excellent variety of runner bean that has a lot to recommend it. The pure white flowers are less prone to being picked by birds, so the resulting crop is much greater. The flowers set well in high temperatures. The long, mid-green pods, with white seeds, hang in numerous clusters, and are both smooth and stringless. This is a delicious vegetable which can be sliced or eaten whole, with a garnish of butter. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Family: Papilionaceae

Genus: Phaseolus

Species: coccineus

Cultivar: White Lady

Plant type: Vegetable

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 300cm

Time to plant seeds: May to June


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