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Lima bean 'Florida Speckled Butterbean'

Phaseolus lunatus

Florida Speckled Butterbean is a variety of Lima bean which is a member of the Phaseolus family. Its botanical name is Phaseolus lunatus 'Florida Speckled Butterbean'. This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual/Perennial, which is defined as a plant that can matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of one year or more. Florida Speckled Butterbean is known for growing to a height of approximately 3.00 metres (9.75 feet).

Florida Speckled Butterbean Lima bean is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

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How to grow Lima bean 'Florida Speckled Butterbean'

  • Full Sun

  • High

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Florida Speckled Butterbean is generally regarded as a tender plant, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Florida Speckled Butterbean are Zone 6 and Zone 14. Florida Speckled Butterbean needs a soil ph of 6.6 to 7.5 (weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Florida Speckled Butterbean from seed

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 1.95 feet (60.0 cm) between Lima bean plants. For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 10°C / 50°F.

Transplanting Florida Speckled Butterbean

Florida Speckled Butterbean is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Florida Speckled Butterbean

Lima bean 'Florida Speckled Butterbean' information

How long does Florida Speckled Butterbean take to grow?

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