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Runner bean 'Scarlet Runner Bean'      

Phaseolus coccineus

  • 80 plantings
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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. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Traditional chocolate and   Tan. 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.1

Vines can grow over ten feet long.

Very ornamental and worthy of a place in the front garden.

A 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.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Scarlet Runner Bean have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Scarlet Runner Bean

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

*Do not eat the pods or beans raw. *

They can make you sick.

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":

Scarlet Runner Bean likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Scarlet Runner Bean is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Scarlet Runner Bean needs a loamy and clay soil with a ph of 6.0 to 6.8 (weakly acidic soil).

Growing Scarlet Runner Bean from seed

Sow 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 1.95 inches (5.0 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 16°C / 61°F.

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

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in early autumn.

Runner bean Scarlet Runner Bean Etymology

Bright red ornamental flowers.*

Scarlet Runner Bean folklore & trivia

First described in America in 1750.

Other Names for Runner bean 'Scarlet Runner Bean'

K├íros Bab, Red Emperor, Painted Lady, Insuk’s Wang Kong, Wang Kong

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