Lima Bean
Phaseolus lunatus 'Henderson's'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: lunatus (loo-NAY-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Henderson's
Additional cultivar information:(aka Original Dwarf, Bush Butterbean)
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Seed Type:

Open Pollinated

Growth Habit:

Bush

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:

51 to 60 days

61 to 70 days

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Augusta, Georgia (2 reports)

Hampton, Illinois

Zachary, Louisiana

New Bern, North Carolina

Felicity, Ohio

Lagrange, Ohio

Radford, Virginia (2 reports)

Troy, Virginia (2 reports)

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 24, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

This lima bean is a great tasting bean. It gets a bit of rust, but that doesn't affect the beans if you get them picked in time.

Positive

On Nov 29, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Henderson's Baby lima is still the favorite white butterbean in the southeast. It grows well on small bush vines (12 - 16 inches) and lots of small(3 inch) pods with (3-4)small white flat butterbeans. Flavor is excellent.