Plant ID forum: Variegated lima bean seedlings?

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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Feb 1, 2015 5:44 PM CST
Grew this from those lima seed "I love you" kits. The leaves look variegated but I don't know the cultivar.
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Name: Greene
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greene
Feb 1, 2015 8:35 PM CST
Were these the same plants you asked about on 'that other plant site'? http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1362234/#b
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Name: Greene
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greene
Feb 1, 2015 8:55 PM CST
I hit the button too quickly earlier...where are the photos of the pods and the beans? That would sure be helpful.

Try looking at Phaseolus lunatus ( Dr. Martin's Lima Bean ) or Phaseolus lunatus ( Jackson Wonder Lima Bean ) as either of them can sometimes have variegated leaves.

For some reason I had it in my mind that someone told me that they use the Phaseolus vulgais Beans in those kits? But those are not Lima beans.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Feb 1, 2015 9:01 PM CST
greene said:I hit the button too quickly earlier...where are the photos of the pods and the beans? That would sure be helpful.

Try looking at Phaseolus lunatus ( Dr. Martin's Lima Bean ) or Phaseolus lunatus ( Jackson Wonder Lima Bean ) as either of them can sometimes have variegated leaves.

For some reason I had it in my mind that someone told me that they use the Phaseolus vulgais Beans in those kits? But those are not Lima beans.


I don't have photos as I gave them away shortly after to someone. But I will check out the cultivars you listed.
Name: Greene
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greene
Feb 1, 2015 9:52 PM CST
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The University of Delaware is studying lima beans. I copied a small detail from a photo. I have no clue how many different Lima beans are involved in the study, but from the photo it appears that at least one of the plants shows variegated leaves.
http://www.udel.edu/PR/UDaily/2009/jul/lima070308.html

I don't like to eat Lima beans but the variegated leaves are very pretty.

I will look forward to the better answers from the experts. I'm done guessing. Thumbs up

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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Feb 1, 2015 11:56 PM CST
Well that looks exactly the same!
Too bad I didn't keep mine to see what kind of lima it was.
Name: Greene
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greene
Feb 2, 2015 3:32 PM CST
Maybe you will receive another gift of the 'I Love You' seed kit and you can grow them again. Thumbs up
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Feb 14, 2015 5:41 PM CST
I contacted the company and they said it could be Sword Bean.

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