Scarlet Runner Bean

Phaseolus coccineus

  • Size: A vine growing up to 20 feet.
  • Fragrance: No
  • Color(s): Red with Touches of Orange. Also White, Pink, Bicolor
  • Location: Prefers a full sun location and moisture for the best appearance.
  • Flowering: Bright green leaves and sprays of flame-red pea-like flowers. Pods that form after flowering may grow up to 12 inches long and turn a black mottled color with purple highlights. Pods are edible if harvested when they're only 2-3 inches long.
  • Notes: Attracts hummingbirds. Beans are edible when picked young. Seeds start out bright red then turn blue-black.