Broad Bean 'Crimson-flowered'

The most ornamental broad bean, perfect for mixing into partere and flower borders as well as the veg garden More
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The most ornamental broad bean, perfect for mixing into partere and flower borders as well as the veg garden, with scented, deep crimson flowers. It lasts well in a vase too.

Genus Vicia
Group/Species faba
Variety Crimson Flowered
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Broad Bean Crimson-flowered
Border Position Container, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Direct sow straight into the ground in early spring (March-April) or late autumn (September-October). Or sow into Rootrainers Jan/Feb for planting out March/April
Care Tips Stake each plant and pinch out tips to avoid blackfly once bottom flowers are starting to form beans. Water well whilst the pods start to grow. Add manure to the soil before planting.
Flowering May - July
Harvesting May - July
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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so beautiful!

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Reviewed 12th September 2017 by Jane

I have grown these beans before and am so delighted they are available from Sarah Raven - I have not been able to find them again. The flowers are beautiful...I like to grow them like a thick hedge on the outside border of my veg plot. They form beans a bit slowly but once they are ready, they are a good tasty bean and generous yield.