Lima Beans

Another of my recent purchases in the USA was a packet of Lima Beans. This year I am planning a 'bean hedge' consisting of many different colours of climbing beans. Yellow, purple and green. Thompson & Morgan have a runner bean selection packet containing 4 different colours of runner bean flowers.

I am not sure, but I think Lima beans are grown for the white bean itself rather than the pod. These are named 'Florida Speckled Butter' which indicates to me that they are a butter bean. Americans call them 'pole beans' which is the same as 'climbing beans' here. The pod looks about 3 inches long and contains about 3 beans. Has anyone tried growing them over here?

Perhaps I could eat them with a nice Chianti......sssssccchlluurrp!