Beans Henderson Lima Bean

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Henderson Lima Beans are a classic variety that has been found in gardens for generations! These heirloom lima bean seeds grow into a productive, bushy plant that does well in both garden beds and containers.

Heirloom lima bean seeds should be planted about 1 1/2 inches deep and 3 inches apart after danger of frost. Can be planted in rows or sections 2 feet apart. No need for trellis as Henderson Lima Beans grow low to the ground in a compact bush.


  • Lifecycle: annual (vegetable)
  • Sowing Method: direct
  • Time to Maturity/Harvest: about 2 months
  • Sun Requirement: sun
  • Ideal Germination: 75°F
  • Spacing: 3"
  • Depth: 1 1/2"
  • Height: 18-24"
  • Seeds/Oz: 100
  • Seeds Per Packet: 10-15
  • Uses: salads, casseroles, soups, canning— low-fat source of healthy complex carbs, fiber, and protein, rich in potassium, iron, magnesium, and vitamin C, they also provide zinc, calcium, vitamin K, and vitamin A
  • Heirloom Year: 1888 Heirloom
  • Plant Scientific Name: Phaseolus lunatus