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Margaret07-Nov-02 12:11 AM EST 6a   
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Subject: What is this plant?
From: Margaret (awhicker@evansville.net)
Zone: 6a
Date: 07-Nov-02 12:11 AM EST

This plant grows on a trellis, and becomes quite large. It has numerous tiny purple flowers and then develops rows of magenta colored "lima beans". In the fall, I take the beans off and open them and save the black seeds inside for next year. When the plant was given to me, it was called Ruby Moon Baby Beans but I know it has another name. Can you identify it for me? Thanks so much!


Subject: RE: What is this plant?
From: Susan
Zone: 6a
Date: 07-Nov-02 09:04 AM EST

It sounds like you've got climbing French beans aka lablab beans. There is a variety called 'Ruby Moon'. For a picture and description, go to:

http://www.gonegardening.com/xq/ASP/dept_id.220212/pf_id.2200490/referer./qx/gg_shop/product.htm


Subject: RE: What is this plant?
From: Margaret (awhicker@evansville.net)
Zone: 6a
Date: 07-Nov-02 10:19 PM EST

Wow! Susan, thank you so much! That is exactly it!


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