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Phaseolus Genus

Bean

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Phaseolus genus (Bean). There are about 70 species in this genus. They are twining climbing plants with thin, usually bright green, trifoliate leaves. The flowers are produced in racemes of white, yellow, red or purple flowers; they are followed by long, narrow seed pods.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Vegetables or Herbaceous

Origin

The Americas, principally Mexico

Interest and use

Cultivated worldwide for their beans

Cultivation

They will need plenty of sunlight and ample moisture. They prefer a humus-rich well-drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or spring.

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