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Runner bean 'Painted Lady'    

Phaseolus coccineus

  • 13 plantings
  • 6 available for swap
  • 2 wanted
  • 22 stashed

'Painted Lady' is a Runner bean variety in the Phaseolus genus with a scientific name of Phaseolus coccineus. Painted Lady is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Scarlet and   Baby pink. Leaves appear approximately as a   Ao green colour.

Use these beans as snap, fresh shelled, or dry beans. Beans are brown and tan mottled, flowers are bi-colored.

A type of Vegetable, it mainly grows as an Annual/Perennial plant - which means it typically can have a varying lifetime - from 1 year to several. Painted Lady is known for its Vine habit and growing to a height of approximately 40.0 cm (1.30 feet).

United Kingdom is believed to be where Painted Lady originates from.

Painted Lady Runner bean is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Painted Lady have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Painted Lady

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Painted Lady likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Painted Lady is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Ideally plant in loamy and clay soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.0 and 6.8 as Painted Lady likes to be in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Painted Lady from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 3.9 inches (10.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 1.95 inches (5.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Painted Lady

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Painted Lady is a tender plant.

Harvesting Painted Lady

Painted Lady folklore & trivia

Grown in England since 1596

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