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bean 'painted lady'    

“Beautiful red and white bicolour flowers cover this unique runner bean. Heavy yields of long runner beans follow the lovely flowers. Pained Lady is at home as much in a flowerbed as it is in the garden.
Beans prefer a light, well drained soil with a pH of 6.0 or more. For best results, bean seed should be dusted with garden innoculant before planting. Lght feeders. Beans improve the nitrogen level of the soil where they are grown. Too much nitrogen promotes excessive foliage. Sow seeds 1 inch deep and 2 inches apart. Sow after danger of frost is past. Harvest when pods are firm and crisp and before over maturity. Do not handle plants when foliage is wet as this will spread disease if present. Keep picked regularly for continued production.”
A little confusing whether this is a runner or a pole bean (most sources describe it as a ‘Painted lady runner bean is a pole bean that is very productive’… HUH???)… But in any case it is a climber.

This planting has been archived (Harvested).

Latest Milestone Harvesting

Quantity: 1

Plant Runner bean Phaseolus coccineus 954


Linked Plantings & Stash Items

Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived


  • 09 Sep 2011

    Harvesting day 133

    slugs seemed drawn to these beans for some reason. Also, the pods were not as long as other varieties thus creating more work.

    1.0 x item

  • 15 May 2011

    Sprouting day 16

  • 29 Apr 2011

    Sown day 0

  • 29 Apr 2011

    Sown day 0


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