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Runner bean 'White Lady'  

Phaseolus coccineus

  • 10 plantings
  • 0 available for swap
  • 0 wanted
  • 9 stashed

White Lady is a popular variety of Runner bean, which belongs to the Phaseolus genus (Phaseolus coccineus 'White Lady'). White Lady is a heirloom variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Antique white.

Heirloom ornamental edible runner bean, bred in the UK. Has showy, large, white flowers and also produces edible beans.

The delicious, long, mild green beans of Runner Bean “White Lady” are string less with a wonderful smooth texture.2

White Lady grows as an Annual/Perennial and is a Vegetable. Being an annual / perennial, it tends to grow either as a single season plant, or a plant that can stay in your garden for many years. White Lady is known for its Climbing habit and growing to a height of approximately 40.0 cm (1.30 feet).

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

White 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 White Lady have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow White Lady

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that White Lady is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors. Ensure your soil is loamy and clay and has a ph of between 6.0 and 6.8 as Runner bean is a weakly acidic soil loving plant.

Growing White Lady from seed

Look to ensure a distance 3.9 inches (10.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting White Lady

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

Harvesting White Lady

Pick beans regularly to encourage further cropping.1

Runner bean White Lady Etymology

Heirloom ornamental edible runner bean, bred in the UK.

Misspellings of Runner bean 'White Lady'

Heirloom white lady