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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

Paseolus coccineus 'White Lady'

Plant details

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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