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Runner Bean 'Aurora'

I grow this as much for the unusual and beautiful soft pink coral flowers which look fantastic in any vase.
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30 seeds

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - September (12-14 weeks from sowing)
Height
2.1m (7ft)
Group/Species
coccineus
Common name
Runner Bean
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
30 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Sow from April under cover. Once the plants are 5cm tall and frosts have passed, plant them out spacing them 25cm apart, against their climbing frame. You can also sow direct into the garden in May-July (not before as they are tender).

Description

I grow this as much for the unusual and beautiful soft pink coral flowers which look fantastic in any vase.

The flowers are edible too – and taste deliciously beany for adding to rice and leaf salads – and then of course there's the tasty, tender beans. This is tipped for the top.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

Will grow best in a sunny position with fertile, well-dug soil that has had plenty of organic matter added. Support with a cane wigwam, with one plant growing up each cane. Protect seedlings from slugs.