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Bush lima beans are vigorous, productive plants. Their smaller size makes them easy to grow in the home garden and they still provide a bounteous harvest. They can be used dry or fresh.

Latin Name

Phaseolus lunatus


Family

Fabaceae


Also Known As

Butter Bean


Type of Plant


Seasons

Summer

Specifications

Max Height: 2'
Max Spread: 2'

Uses

  • Annual
  • Vegetable
  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    Central America


    History

    George Washington sent a letter to William Pearce in 1794 where he included lima beans for the gardener to plant.


    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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