Painted Lady Runner Bean
The ultimate edible ornamental, Painted Lady opens the show with vines covered in beautiful, bicolored blooms that develop into marvelous little green pods, similar to green beans. These swell to epic proportions, revealing massive, intricately painted beans. Whether you eat these in the string bean stage or as a dry bean, you’ll be delighted at the flavor and texture. Painted Lady is a traditional English bicolor grown since 1596! The name is a reference to Queen Elizabeth I, “who was heavily made up with rouge and white chalk.” The gorgeous blooms of red and white are among the most beautiful of flowering beans.
Minimum Seed Count: 25