Prolific cropper of tender well flavoured 30cm beans.
Also known as Bicolour Runner and Painted Runner, this gorgeous heritage runner bean from the 1800s has two toned reddish orange and white flowers that stand alone as an ornamental, except they are even better as they produce such lovely edible beans as well. Prolific cropper of tender well flavoured 30cm beans which can be eaten when young as green beans, or shell out later in the season, and left overs dry and store for winter soups and stews. The flowers are also edible. Perennial, height to 2m, frost tender.
Sow in trays in glasshouse in September or direct in the garden when chance of frost has passed. From trays prick out when true leaves appear and transplant into fertile soil at 15-20cm spacing under a trellis for support. Reminder this is a perrennial plant, so choose your planting spot with this in mind.