Lima beans are popular with origins in South and Central America. Some varieties of lima beans are called butter beans, particularly in the southern United StatesAbout Lima Beans
This large-seeded annual bean grows as either a bush or a vine. Bush lima beans are generally easier to handle than pole varieties. Bushes grow only 1 or 2 feet tall, and they mature earlier. Pole beans require a trellis for support. They grow more slowly but produce more beans per plant.
Common Names: Lima beans, butter beans
Scientific Name: Phaseolus limensis
Hardiness: Very Tender (will not survive first frost)
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