Phaseolus vulgaris
(sold as Kentucky Wonder Wax)

Family: Leguminosae

Common names: POLE BEANS, WAX

Native to: Tropical America

Sentiments: immortality and transmigration, magic and mysticism


Types: annual, vine

Form: prostrate

Max height: 9.8 feet

Max width: 3.3 feet


magenta/purple, pink, white/off white




Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly

Seedling days to mature: 70

Edible: vegetable

Exposure: sun

Landscape use: trellis or espalier

Propagates by: seed

Soil type: well drained

USDA Zones: zone 1 below -50 f, zone 2 -50 f, zone 3 -40 f, zone 4 -30 f, zone 5 to -20 f, zone 6 to -10 f, zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f

Temp. range: below -50 to +40 °F

Water: regular

Edible plants - annuals

This vegetable garden plant can be grown from seed. These seeds can be purchased for use by home gardeners. The varieties on this site have been carefully screened - culled from over 1,000 offerings - and were selected as the best plants for vegetable gardens. There are other varieties, not shown, that are grown by large producers and farmers. Some of the varieties shown, either organic or heirloom, may be grown early in the season, or late, or are vegetables good for containers.We encourage you to take a look online for additional information about this particular variety.