Phaseolus coccineus (65 to 100 days) We’ve been adapting our strain of Scarlet Runner bean to a shorter growing season since 1991. This beautiful vine will serve you as both an ornamental vining flower and edible pole bean. Bearing large, show-stopping sprays of vivid, edible scarlet flowers, attractive to hummingbirds; giving way to an abundance of slender 8-inch bean pods. Pick young pods as snap beans or allowed them to mature for shelled fresh use or as a dry bean in the off-season.
Pole habit; needs support trellis. Planting Depth: 1 inch; Plant spacing: 2-3 inches. Keep pods picked for continuous bloom. Soil Temp. for Germ.: 60-80°F. Days to Germ.: 6-12 days; Full sun. Moderate moisture.