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'Stringless Runner Beans'

Runner Bean 'Polestar' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Polestar' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

British bred for high yields and reliability, Runner Bean 'Polestar' has become a gardeners' favourite. The stringless, fleshy pods are produced in clusters of fleshy, flavoursome beans reaching 25cm (10") in length. This variety is early to flower and crops well over a long season. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").

Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Price: £2.99

Runner Bean 'Lady Di' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Lady Di' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

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Enjoy heavy crops of tender runner beans over a long season. Runner Bean 'Lady Di' is a red flowered variety producing completely stringless, 30cm (12") long pods. These delicious beans are particularly fleshy due to their very slow seed development, resulting in superb quality beans. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").

Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Price: £3.69

Runner Bean 'Firestorm' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Firestorm' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

The first completely self fertile scarlet-flowered runner bean! Runner Bean 'Firestorm' produces stringless beans which are slightly thicker, sweeter and more tender than other varieties. This superb runner bean will even set in high temperatures or poor weather, so you can be sure of good crops throughout the summer. With its excellent garden performance and attractive scarlet flowers it no wonder that this variety was given a Gardening Which Award. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Price: £3.69

Runner Bean 'White Lady' - 1 packet (30 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'White Lady' - 1 packet (30 runner bean seeds)

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A premier variety in every way! Vigorous, high yielding plants produce the most tender, thick, succulent pods you have ever tasted. The delicious long, mid green beans of Runner Bean ‘White Lady’ are stringless with a wonderful smooth texture. These white flowered plants are less prone to bird attack than their red flowered cousins, and set well, even in high temperatures, guaranteeing a plentiful crop. Height: 3m (10’). Spread: 30cm (12”).


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Price: £3.69

Runner Bean 'Moonlight' - 1 packet (45 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Moonlight' - 1 packet (45 runner bean seeds)

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  • The answer to gardeners' prayers - guaranteed to set beans in any weather!

A major breakthrough in British runner bean breeding, offering predominantly self setting plants for a guaranteed crop. This profusely white-flowering variety combines the valuable characteristics of French beans with those of runner beans, resulting in extra smooth, very fleshy, stringless pods up to 25cm (10") long, with a great texture and true runner bean taste. The vastly improved flower setting of Runner Bean ‘Moonlight’ means an earlier and continual crop even during poor weather. Height: 3m (10’). Spread: 30cm (12").


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Price: £3.99 - £4.99

Runner Bean 'Hestia' (Dwarf) - 1 packet (30 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Hestia' (Dwarf) - 1 packet (30 runner bean seeds)

A superb variety that is ideal for small gardens and large containers, reaching only 45cm (18") tall. Dwarf Runner Bean 'Hestia' produces good yields of long, straight, stringless pods with a good flavour. This attractive, bicoloured variety begins cropping early in the season, carrying the pods above the soil to avoid disease. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Price: £3.69

Runner Bean 'Wisley Magic' - RHS endorsed vegetable seeds - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Wisley Magic' - RHS endorsed vegetable seeds - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

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A red flowered RHS AGM variety producing long, smooth, slender pods that easily reach 35cm (14") long. The heavy yields are best picked while young and tender to ensure a long cropping period. Although the pods of Runner Bean 'Wisley Magic' are not completely stringless, they have a low fibre content and a superior flavour - that 'old fashioned' runner bean taste. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").

These vegetable seeds are endorsed by the RHS.

Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Price: £3.99

Runner Bean 'Tenderstar' - 1 packet (30 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Tenderstar' - 1 packet (30 runner bean seeds)

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  • Fabulous flavour and exceptionally tender

The first of its kind! A unique red and pink bicolour variety from 15 years of British breeding. Runner Bean 'Tenderstar' combines the valuable characteristics of French beans with those of runner beans, resulting in extra smooth, very fleshy, stringless pods with an exceptionally tender texture and true runner bean flavour. Being virtually self setting, this prolific variety produces masses of 20cm (8") long pods throughout the summer, whatever the weather. With its unusual coloured flowers this attractive runner bean is equally at home in the flower border as well as the vegetable plot. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Price: £3.69

Top Bean Collection - 4 packets (195 bean seeds in total)

Top Bean Collection - 4 packets (195 bean seeds in total)

Thompson & Morgan's Vegetable Product Manager, Colin Randel has specially selected four of our best bean varieties to include in this special collection. These superb beans provide excellent yields over a long cropping period with a delicious home-grown flavour.


  • Collection includes 1 packet each of:
  • Dwarf Bean Opera: - This early maturing Kenyan-type produces heavy crops of slim, dark green 10cm (4") stringless pods over a long cropping season.
  • Broad Bean De Monica: - (White seeded). The earliest maturing broad bean variety from a spring sowing, giving high yields of 15cm (6") pods filled with 4-5 large seeds per pod.
  • Runner Bean Firestorm: - The first scarlet-flowered runner bean that is completely self fertile, producing sweet and tender stringless beans.
  • Runner Bean Snowstorm: - A higher percentage of 'self setting' than 'Moonlight' with pure white flowers that looks equally at home in the flower border as well as the vegetable plot.

Price: £9.99

Runner Bean 'Celebration' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Celebration' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

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This RHS AGM variety is particularly high yielding, producing an abundance of tender beans with an excellent flavour. The pods of Runner Bean 'Celebration' are fleshy, straight, smooth, and almost stringless when young. With its pretty peach-pink flowers this attractive runner bean will look equally at home in your vegetable plot or your flower borders. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


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Price: £3.99

Runner Bean 'Millionaire' (Dwarf) - 1 packet (20 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Millionaire' (Dwarf) - 1 packet (20 runner bean seeds)

By popular demand we have separated the pink flowered variety from our popular Dwarf Jackpot Mixed to launch Runner Bean Millionaire. This highly decorative form produces stringless, tender pods of an outstanding quality on short compact plants - perfect where lack of space prevents traditional runner bean growing. The attractive pink blooms are produced in abundance, creating a stunning display on the vegetable plot or in patio containers. Thanks to their sturdy, compact growth these runner bean plants require no support, simply harvest them regularly for a long season of delicious crops. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Price: £2.99

Runner Bean 'Jackpot Mixed' - 1 packet (20 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Jackpot Mixed' - 1 packet (20 runner bean seeds)

The latest in British breeding! Dwarf Runner Bean 'Jackpot Mixed' produces stringless, tender pods of an outstanding quality on short compact plants - a major advance in habit and bean quality on previous dwarf varieties. The attractive flowers, which include pink, white, red, and red-and-white bicolour are produced in abundance, creating a stunning display on the vegetable plot or in patio containers. Thanks to their sturdy, compact growth these runner bean plants require no support, simply harvest them regularly for a long season of delicious crops. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 30cm (12").


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


Useful links:

Companion PlantingHow to grow Runner Beans

Price: £3.69

Runner Bean 'Desiree' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

Runner Bean 'Desiree' - 1 packet (40 runner bean seeds)

A very heavy cropping runner bean that crops well even in dry conditions. Runner Bean 'Desiree' produces long, broad pods up to 30cm (12") in length that are completely stringless. The beans of this white flowered variety produce few seeds, making them particularly flashy and flavoursome. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 30cm (12").


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


Companion planting: Try growing runner beans with sweet peas to attract pollinating insects to the flowers, and Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.


Useful links:

Companion PlantingHow to grow Runner Beans

Price: £3.99