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  • Eventual height: 1.8m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

bean (runner) 'White Lady' (PBR)

runner bean or Phaseolus coccineus 'White Lady' (PBR)

RHS award of garden merit
approx 45 seeds £2.99
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: deep and fertile with reliable moisture

    The delightful pure white flowers of this runner bean shine out from the plot and are decorative enough to earn a place in the flower borders. But that's not all: it's very reliable, more tolerant of dry conditions than most runners, and produces medium-length pods in profusion to follow the flowers, with an excellent flavour. The flowers are edible too and make a colourful garnish.

  • Growing Instructions:Choose a spot in full sun with the richest soil you can provide: dig in plenty of well-rotted organic matter before planting. From late spring sow seeds direct 5cm deep and about 20cm apart and support with sturdy hazel bean poles. Protect seedlings from slugs and squash blackfly as soon as they appear on shoot tips. Pick beans regularly, as leaving pods on the plant will stop production and shorten the season.

  • Sow: April-June

  • Harvest: July-October

  • Approximate quantity: 45 seeds.
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