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Runner Bean 'Hestia'

A multi-purpose dwarf bean, elegant and pretty in a window box or large container; creating lovely lines with its twisting and turning stems.
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40 seeds

Delivery:

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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
Height
45cm (18in)
Group/Species
coccineus
Common name
Dwarf Runner Bean
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Sow from April, one seed to its own pot or module (ideally Rootrainers), under cover. Once the plants are at least 5cm (2in) tall, plant them out. You can also sow direct into the garden May-July, not before, as they will be killed by the frost.

Description

A multi-purpose dwarf bean, elegant and pretty in a window box or large container; creating lovely lines with its twisting and turning stems.

Then of course, there are it’s tasty edible flowers AND runner beans too. I pick whole flower trusses for edible table centre arrangements. They are easy to grow and exceptionally long-flowering and long-producing.

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 with plenty of organic matter. Water well during dry weather and apply a mulch to help keep soil moist, especially during dry weather if growing in a container. Protect from slugs.