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An outstanding scarlet-flowered runner bean that produces wonderfully fleshy, stringless beans.
Lady Di Runner Bean Seeds
[75 days] Bred to develop seeds slowly, this productive runner bean has some of the meatiest pods around. The stringless pods can stay on the vine longer than most varieties, and stay tender and up to 30cm (12") long. The flowers are a stunning scarlet and are quite tasty. (Don’t be surprised if you see hummingbirds swarming around them!) The seeds are colourful too, coming in at a mottled black and red. This variety also come with a long harvest window, so be prepared for beans all summer long.
An RHS Garden Merit (AGM) award winner, Lady Di is often used for show as well as for the kitchen palate.
Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").
How do you grow Lady Di from seed? You can sow your seeds inside between March and June, providing some direct sun and a temperature of 16°C so the runner beans can get a head start. Lady Di runner bean plants are a thristy, water loving plant and will need constant moist soil to ensure the roots are getting enough.
Do Lady Di runner beans need manure? Your runner beans need the warmest and sunniest spot in your garden to really thrive. Mulching manure with your soil can help keep your runner beans with enough water throughout the warm days and nights. Mulching helps your soil keep moisture on the warmer days of Spring and Summer.
What is wrong with my Lady Di runner bean plants? If your Lady Di plant is beginning to die then it could be due to a lack or water or infected with a disease. Fungal diseases like rust or halo blight can wipe out your plants quick. Black bean aphids and spider mites love warm and dry conditions meaning they will be naturally attracted to your Lady Di plants!
Lady Di Details
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 14 Days
- Sowing Method
- Direct to Ground
- Days to Maturity
- 75 - 95 Days
- Grow in Greenhouse
- Optional for Early Crop
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
Sow and Harvest Times