Pole lima beans are vigorous plants that do best when grown on trellises. They are fast growing and produce beans which can be used fresh or dried.

Latin Name

Phaseolus lunatus


Family

Fabaceae


Also Known As

Butter bean


Type of Plant

Annual
Vegetable

Seasons

Summer

Specifications

Max Height: 10'
Max Spread: 3'

Uses

  • Annual
  • Edible
  • Vegetable

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Colors


    Native Range

    South America


    History

    George Washington sent a letter to Anthony Whitting in February of 1793 regarding lima beans that Mrs. Washington wanted the gardener to plant.


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