Great for patios or flower gardens, great used fresh, canned, frozen, shell
Runner beans are all attractive enough for flower gardens or patios, but this one is in a class by itself: Luminous peach to shell-pink blossoms are absolutely unique in our experience. Vines to 6 feet or so are covered in due course with cascades of runner bean pods, equally wonderful whether used as snaps fresh, canned or frozen, or as shell beans. Lovely!Fabaceae Phaseolus coccineus
In the U.S., the Scarlet Runner Bean is most often grown as an ornamental, and as a result, there aren't many improved edible cultivars available. Fortunately with the increasing interest in heirlooms and unusual edibles more are now appearing.
These plants are quite ornamental with red, white, red and white, or even pink flowers.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 65-70 (Spring/Summer)
- Growing Habit
These plants don't like cold weather and are not started outdoors until the soil has warmed up, about a month after the last frost.
- Spring Transplant, Spring, Summer
- Growing Season
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cool, Warm
Beans like a warm sunny spot. These tall plants are vulnerable to being blown over, so should be sheltered from high winds and supported on a stable and secure structure.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 50°F - 80°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
These plants don’t like cold weather and are not started outdoors until the soil has warmed up, about a month after the last frost.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cool, Warm)
Like most beans they need constant moisture for best growth.
Low nitrogen. High potassium. High phosphorus. This plant is a nitrogen fixer, of course, so may actually improve the soil.
- Needs lots of space
- Small Gardens?
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Buttery flavored dry beans or use pods fresh. Equally wonderful whether used as snaps fresh, canned or frozen, or as shell beans.