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Phaseolus coccineus 'White Lady'

Runner bean

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Paseolus coccineus 'White 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 'White Lady' bears pure white flowers and long, mid-green, stringless pods with white seeds. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

For the heaviest crops, grow Phaseolus coccineus 'White Lady' in a sunny, sheltered spot and add plenty of well-rotted manure to the soil before planting.

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

Time to plant: May to June

Flowering period: June to August

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