The Painted Lady is a wonderfully striking variant of the runner bean, producing a stringless heavy crop. The red and white flowers will also add that extra bit of colour to your garden. Pick young for the most tender flavours of this British classic.
Germination: 7-14 days, 20-25ºC
Plant height: 60cm, depending on supports
Preferred position: Full sun, 5cm deep and 60cm apart