Scarlet runner bean
A hummingbird favorite, with scarlet flowers against green, heart-shaped foliage. Rapid climbers, used to cover arbors, walls, and fences. The beans are edible and delicious when young. Keep pods picked for continuous bloom.
Edible Flowers: The edible flowers offer a mild and sweet flavor and may be used as garnishes or in salads, soups, and desserts.
Plant outside after danger of frost has passed.
Planting Instructions: Plant 4-8” apart in fertile soil with high levels of humus. Trellis or other support is needed.
Light Preference: Sun
Harvest: Harvest edible flowers when the flower shows strong color, as buds or as fully opened flowers. Unopened buds can be stored in the refrigerator on a slightly damp towel in a container. Open flowers should be used immediately. To encourage continued flowering, keep the beans picked.