Phaseolus coccineus 'Painted Lady'

Phaseolus coccineus 'Painted Lady'

Runner bean

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Phaseolus coccineus 'Painted Lady'
  • Common name: Runner bean
  • Plant type: Vegetable

Height: 2m

Spread: 10cm

Flower colour:
  • Red
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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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 'Painted Lady' is a traditional runner bean 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 Phaseolus coccineus 'Painted Lady' ideal for smaller gardens where space is at a premium.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Sow
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Plant
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Harvest
Harvest
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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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