Scarlet Runner Bean

Phaseolus coccineus

[phaseolus_coccineus]

Jefferson planted this lovely bean with its showy flowers in 1812: "Arbor beans white, crimson, scarlet, purple...on long walk of garden." The Scarlet Runner is a Central American native that was popularized by Philip Miller, the great English eighteenth-century garden writer. Although, Bernard McMahon noted in 1806 that it was grown exclusively as an ornamental, Scarlet Runner Bean is still regularly grown in Europe for its edible bean.

Growth Type: Annual Color(s): Reds, Orange Hardiness Zones: 1 - 10 Location at Monticello: Vegetable Garden Planting Conditions: Full Sun Map it:

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Blooming Dates 2001: Jun 7 – Oct 42002: Jun 7 – Oct 162003: Jun 9 – Oct 92004: Jun 8 – Oct 222005: Jun 17 – Oct 102006: Jun 1 – Oct 112007: Jun 25 – Oct 122008: Jun 24 – Oct 132009: Jun 11 – Oct 62010: Jun 18 – Sep 12011: Jun 3 – Aug 152014: Jun 16 – Oct 10