Flowers Scarlet Runner Bean

Scarlet Runner Bean


Product ID: 1000

Striking edible flowers.

Scarlet flowers against green, heart-shaped foliage. Rapid climbers. Beans are edible and delicious when young. Keep pods picked for continuous bloom. May simply be called scarlet runner. A hummingbird favorite.

• Edible Flowers: The flowers offer a mild and sweet flavor. Use them to garnish or in salads, soups, and desserts.

Ht. 72-96". Avg. 430 seeds/lb. Packet: 55 seeds.




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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 4-7 days at 60-70°F (16-21°C).

SOWING: Use a nitrogen-fixing inoculant for increased flowering and bean yields. Trellis or other support is necessary.
Transplant: Sow 2-3 weeks before last frost. Plant 2 seeds 1" deep in individual cells or pots. Thin to one plant per cell or pot. Harden off and transplant outside after the last frost.
Direct seed: After last frost, when the soil temperature is at least 60°F (16°C), sow about 6 seeds per foot, 1" deep. When seedlings have true leaves, thin to 4-8" apart.


SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Fertile soil with high levels of humus.



HARVEST: Edible flowers: Harvest when the flower show strong color, as buds or as fully open flowers. Unopened buds can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days on slightly damp towel in covered container. Open flowers should be used immediately. To encourage continued flowering keep the beans picked.

USES: Edible flower. For covering arbors, walls, and fences.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Phaseolus coccineus
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
45 - 55 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Good for Trellising Good for Trellising
Variety requires a trellis in order to grow properly.
Heirloom Heirloom
Seeds saved over many years and passed down, in original form, from generation to generation.
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Edible Flowers Edible Flowers
Variety's flowers may be consumed.
Heirloom Grows Well in Containers Edible Flowers Good for Trellising