Painted Lady Runner Bean (Phaseolus coccineus) This rare heirloom runner bean dates back to the 1820's. The vines will easily climb 8 to 10 feet up any vertical support, creating a unique and gorgeous flowering wall. Painted Lady’s bi-coloured edible blossoms are coral and salmon-pink. Bean seeds are a lovely speckled infusion of mocha and tan colours. Attractive to many pollinators including the elusive hummingbird moth. This strain is a prolific bloomer, less affected by warmer temperatures. Highly sought after as an ornamental and edible climber.
68-70 days to maturity
20 seeds per packet $4.45
Growing Instructions: Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil temperatures are over 20 degrees C. Sow at 1" depth and space seeds 3-5" apart. Plants will require trellising. Runner beans prefer full sun, although they do tolerate partial shade.