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Bean (Broad) Seeds - Crimson Flowered
£2.00
Bean (Broad) Seeds - Crimson Flowered

Bean (Broad) Seeds - Crimson Flowered

Popular in the 1700s but thought extinct until the last few remaining seeds were donated to the Heritage Seed Library in 1978. These extremely pretty, red to purple flowered broad beans not only produce multi-stemmed plants but each flower is also really fragrant.

Perfect to plant in a border as well as a veg garden! In fact, the flowers are so pretty they almost look like orchids in the garden. Growing to around 90cm tall, the plants can even be grown in large containers or raised beds.

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Code: 435175
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Try blitzing broad beans with fresh peas, feta cheese and rapeseed oil for a homegrown version of hummus!

Popular in the 1700s but thought extinct until the last few remaining seeds were donated to the Heritage Seed Library in 1978. These extremely pretty, red to purple flowered broad beans not only produce multi-stemmed plants but each flower is also really fragrant.

Perfect to plant in a border as well as a veg garden! In fact, the flowers are so pretty they almost look like orchids in the garden. Growing to around 90cm tall, the plants can even be grown in large containers or raised beds.

Colour:Green

Hardiness:0 to -5 degrees

Scented:True

Height:81-90cm

Flower:True

Bean:True

Containers:True

Beds & Borders:True

Patio:True

Raised Bed:True

Prefers Full Sun:True

Hardy Annual:True

Bees:True

Sow direct into soil prepared by digging and raking at a depth of 5cm (2”), spacing the seeds 20cm (8”) apart. Best sown alternately in double rows allowing 23cm (9”) between the two lines forming each row. Allow 60-90cm (24-36”) between further rows. Germination 7-21 days. Can also be sown in pots or trays of compost on a windowsill or in a greenhouse for eventual planting outside. Grows best in a sheltered site, but not shaded, in well-drained soil. Pinching out tips helps to prevent attacks of blackfly. Water well during dry weather to aid flower setting and bean formation.

Try blitzing broad beans with fresh peas, feta cheese and rapeseed oil for a homegrown version of hummus!

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