Lima Bean, Butter Bean
Phaseolus lunatus var. lunonanus 'Loudermilk'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: lunatus var. lunonanus
Cultivar: Loudermilk
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Climbing

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Days to Maturity:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hopkins Park, Illinois

Kankakee, Illinois

Momence, Illinois

Pembroke Twp, Illinois

Highlands, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 26, 2010, TheQueenBee from Momence, IL wrote:

Pole bean.
Prolific producer and remains in production until frost in the fall. New growth runners later in the season could be sheared to increase pod set.