A heritage Broad Bean variety with stunning crimson flowers, followed by a good crop of short, upright pods and delicious beans. Broad Bean 'Crimson Flowered' is ideal for growing in containers as well as in the garden, or as an ornamental edible in the flower border. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 45cm (18").
Companion planting: Try growing broad beans with summer savory to help repel black bean aphids, a common pest of broad beans.
The broad, 13cm (5") pink-red pods of this attractive variety each contain 6-7 cream and red streaked Borlotti beans. The immature pods of Dwarf Bean 'Splendido' can be harvested and used as French beans, but are best left to mature and harvested for the full sized seeds in autumn. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").
Companion planting: Try growing French beans with Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.
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