Heirloom Runner Bean
EXCLUSIVE - This hard to find heirloom runner bean is a true antique, dating back to the early 19th century. The vines readily climb 8 to 10 feet up any vertical support, creating a flowering screen. Painted Lady’s edible blossoms are uniquely bicolored with coral and creamy pink petals, especially pretty against the deep green foliage. Let some bean pods mature and enjoy their mocha and chocolate colored bean seeds displayed handsomely in glass jars to cook with all year round.
Summer/fall bloom with edible pods and seeds
THIN OR TRANSPLANT
Beans don’t transplant well, so we advise sowing seeds where they are to grow. Thin seedlings to 6 - 8 inches apart.
Always wait until weather is warm before planting seeds so beans will germinate and grow well. Keep bean vines well watered. In very hot climates, beans will flower but not set pods until weather moderates in fall. Both the crispy bean flavored blossoms and the flat green pods are deliciously edible; let some of the pretty beans mature in their pods to use for tasty dry bean recipes.