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botanical name:
Phaseolus coccineus 'Hestia'
Phaseolus coccineus 'Hestia' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Dwarf Runner Bean 'Hestia'
family:  Papilionaceae
characteristics: climber
height: 0.60m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: climber
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red & white
fruit colour: green
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 5°C
USDA zone: 11 to 11
description:
Tender perennial, twining climber normally grown as a half-hardy annual vegetable. Dwarf variety with bicolour red and white flowers, followed by long straight stringless seed pods. Early cropping and with good flavour.

cultivation:
Frost tender. Usually grown as an annual. Moist, fertile soil in full sun. May be grown on a support or allowed to trail.
Pods are best harvested while still young and regular picking will prolong cropping.

propagation:
From seed (beans) which can be sown from April in trays or pots and kept frost-free for later planting out. Or sow directly once the weather has warmed up.

usage:
Good for small spaces or for growing in large containers or even hanging baskets.

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