Phaseolus coccineus 'White Lady'

Phaseolus coccineus 'White Lady'

Runner bean

Key Information

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

Height: 3m

Spread: 10cm

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green

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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.

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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Plant
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Harvest
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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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