Attractive dwarf French bean plants for window boxes and pots.
Add a touch of colour to your veg plot with this unique variety. These Dwarf French Bean plants hold the beans above the foliage, so they’re easier to see and pick and more protected from slugs and disease. Just right for growing in window boxes and pots, these French beans also produce attractive purple flowers.
- Ideal for growing in window-boxes and pots
- Very attractive flowers
- Holds the beans above the foliage, easier to see and pick
- Less damage from slugs and disease as held off the ground
We’ve made it easier to grow the perfect French beans. These dwarf plants hold the beans up above their foliage, so they’re easy to spot when you’re picking them and there’s less chance of disease or slug attack.
We love the pretty little flowers on this bean plant, and it makes a picturesque choice to grow in window boxes and your pots. A superb ornamental edible for the patio. Sow late April-July. Harvest late June-September. Height 40-50cm (16-20"); spread 20-30cm (80-12").
Hardiness:10 to 15 degrees
Beds & Borders:True
Prefers Full Sun:True
Half Hardy Annual:True
Sow in pots or trays on a windowsill or in a greenhouse using good quality compost. Cover seeds with 4cm (2") of compost. (Germination 7-21 days). Grow on, planting in containers or outside in the garden, allowing 20cm (8") between plants, and providing protection until frost risk has passed. Alternatively, sow directly into prepared, warm, moist soil at a depth of 5cm (2"), thinning as necessary to 20cm (8") between plants. Allow 60cm between rows. Grows best in a sunny position.
Ideal for beds and borders, patio pots and containers, raised beds, windowsill. Attractive to bees. Prefers full sun.
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