Bean, Scarlet Runner : Sunset Runner
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
Saving seed is pretty straightforward, just leave the pods on the vine until they mature and the seeds are dry. The flowers are pollinated by bees and hummingbirds, or they can self-pollinate (but they still need to be visited by insects to trip them). It's best to have only one variety flowering at a time within a half-mile.
Be aware that some viruses may be transmitted through the seed. Try not to gather seeds from diseased plants.