Scarlet Runner Bean is a variety of Runner bean which is a member of the Phaseolus family. Its botanical name is Phaseolus coccineus 'Scarlet Runner Bean'. Scarlet Runner Bean is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety. Blooms normally display as a colour very similar to Ferrari Red and Orange-red. Leaves usually appear in Forest green (web) colour.
A native American pole bean.
It is a decorative plant as well as a food when cooked. Fast grower and great for covering a fence or wall.1A type of Vegetable, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Scarlet Runner Bean is known for its Climbing habit and growing to a height of approximately 4.50 metres (14.62 feet).
United States is believed to be where Scarlet Runner Bean originates from.
Scarlet Runner Bean Runner bean is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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How to grow Runner bean 'Scarlet Runner Bean'
Susceptible to spider mites.
If flowers drop without producing beans the plant is too dry. Water regularly and remember that insects are needed for pollination.1
*Cook them to remove toxins":
Growing Scarlet Runner Bean from seed
Transplanting Scarlet Runner Bean
Requires support trellis or pole. Ornamental red flowers- edible pods or use dry beans.Scarlet Runner Bean is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.
Harvesting Scarlet Runner Bean
Runner bean 'Scarlet Runner Bean' information
How long does Scarlet Runner Bean take to grow?
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Bright red ornamental flowers.*
First described in America in 1750.
Káros Bab, Red Emperor, Painted Lady, Insuk’s Wang Kong, Wang Kong
02 Mar 2013
Lovely plant, but I don’t have good luck with it. Seeds germinated OK but were killed off by unexpected frost in early March. Might try again as late Spring sowing someday.
16 Apr 2012
Seeds germinated great, but an unexpected frost killed the little plants
fn1: Success with House Plants Packet 20