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Rattlesnake Pole Bean

Sweet, rich flavor is a Southern favorite.


Very productive in hot, humid areas of the southeast. Pick when pods are small to medium size to avoid development of "strings." A favorite across the South, Rattlesnake is a full-flavored bean with a sweet, rich taste. Green pods are streaked with purple (changes to green when cooked). Very tender and freezes without becoming "rubbery" like most bean varieties. Also good for canning and fresh use. 70 DAYS. Seed Counts: A 2-oz. packet of snap bean seeds (bush and pole) contains about 150 seeds and sows a 25-ft. row. A 2-oz. packet of lima bean seeds (bush and pole) contains about 50 seeds and sows a 15-ft. row.
  • Zone 4-9
  • Height 37 to 39 inches
  • Germination 6-10 days
  • Shade Required Full Sun/ Part Shade

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  • Botanical Name: Iris germanica
  • Height: 37 to 39 inches
  • Spacing: plant 1 inch deep, 4 inches apart in rows 30 inches apart
  • Depth: Dig a shallow hole 2-4" deep and twice as wide as the rhizome. Place the rhizome on a small mound in the middle of this hole and spread the roots. Fill the hole with soil, but only partially cover the rhizome. Water thoroughly.
  • Spread: 12-24" Closer planting gives immediate effect, but iris will need thinning often.
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun/ Part Shade
  • Yield: 150 pounds/100 foot row
  • Color: Carmine red With a faint yellow center
  • Foliage: Fans of green blades in spring & summer w/some dying back in colder climates in winter
  • Blooms: Mid to Late Spring
  • Fruit: Pods are green w/purple markings, seeds are buff w/dark brown markings
  • Days To Maturity: 73
  • Form: Rhizome
  • Flower Form: Carmine red ruffled
  • Soil Requirements: Well Drained
  • Growth Rate: Vigorous grower which requires generous feeding if soil is not fertile. At least 5 hours of sunlight each day.
  • Seed Count: 2oz.pkt is about 150 seeds, 1/2lb. is about 600 seeds
  • Size: No. 1 rhizome
  • Comments: Vibrant color! Closest to a true carmine red as any other iris. High bud count keeps this iris blooming for weeks. Fragrant . Good for Naturalizing .

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