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Phaseolus vulgaris 'Cobra'
Climbing Bean 'Cobra'

Phaseolus vulgaris 'Cobra' Climbing Bean 'Cobra'
RHS Award of Garden Merit
£2.99 0820007093 Category: Seeds > Vegetable Seeds
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Phaseolus vulgaris Climbing Bean 'Cobra' bears massive crops of mid green, smooth, round, string-less pods about 18cm (7in) long. It is a highly attractive mauve flowered variety, a delight in the border, and with an exceptional flavour. Huge yields of these flavoursome beans over a long cropping season. Seeds are in the RHS Vegetable Collection.

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Awards RHS Award of Garden Merit
Berry colour Green
Botanical name Phaseolus vulgaris
Common name Climbing Bean 'Cobra'
Drought resistance N
Flower colour Purple
Flowering time Summer, Autumn
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage colour Green
Fragrance N
Habit Climbing
Plant type Vegetable Seeds
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Time to maturity 1 - 2 years
Ultimate height 1.6m - 2.5m
Ultimate spread 0.1m - 0.5m
Useful/additional information Sow mid April in pots indoors, plant out from end May. Sow early May - July (outdoors). Can be sown in March for protected growing in greenhouse/polytunnel. Sow 4-5cm (1½ to 2in) deep in a well prepared soil. It is best to erect supports before planting. Allow 2 plants per pole placed at 15-20cm (6 to 8in) apart as a structure or grow up netting or a 4 cane wigwam. Allow about 1 metre (3ft) between wigwams. Water copiously during dry weather, particularly when flowers are forming, as roots must never be allowed to dry out. Mulch heavily with compost/grass cuttings. Pinch out once plants have reached the tops of supports. Pick regularly to ensure continuouHoe regularly and keep well watered, especially when flowering. Mulch during dry periods.

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