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Scarlet Runner Bean

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.

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Growth Type: 
Annual
Color(s): 
Reds, Orange
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Location at Monticello: 
Vegetable Garden
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
June 7, 2001 to October 4, 2001June 7, 2002 to October 16, 2002June 9, 2003 to October 9, 2003June 8, 2004 to October 22, 2004June 17, 2005 to October 10, 2005June 1, 2006 to October 11, 2006June 25, 2007 to October 12, 2007June 24, 2008 to October 13, 2008June 11, 2009 to October 6, 2009June 18, 2010 to September 1, 2010June 3, 2011 to August 15, 2011June 16, 2014 to October 10, 2014June 24, 2016 to October 14, 2016August 9, 2018 to October 17, 2018June 18, 2019 to October 7, 2019

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