Scarlet Runner Bean: Colorful, Edible with Great Hummingbird Appeal
Add some color and hummingbird appeal to your garden and containers with scarlet runner bean.
This climbing pole bean has scarlet flowers that eventually turn into edible snap beans. Grow them in a sunny spot on a trellis, arbor or fence.
Use them to screen bad views or near your home, patio or other area where you can enjoy their beauty and the hummingbirds that come for a visit.
Plant seeds in properly prepared soil in a sunny location in the garden or container. Plant seeds about an inch deep and 2 to 3 inches apart. They should sprout in about 2 weeks. Thin them, so the remaining plants are 4 to 8 inches apart.
Continual harvesting keeps the plant producing more flowers and beans. Harvest beans when the pods are full size but not swollen. And try a few of the flowers – they’re edible too. Use them in salads, soups or desserts.
A bit more information: Or brighten the garden with purple and yellow pole beans. The colorful fruit will add beauty to the garden and your family will have fun watching the purple beans turn green when cooked.
Upcoming Live Events
Feb. 28, 2024
Create a Beautiful Landscape Free of Invasive Plants in Wisconsin Gardens
Feb. 29, 2024
How to Plan Your Rain Garden
March 6, 2024
Growing Summer Bulbs in Containers
March 13, 2024
Hydrangea Selection, Pruning & Care
March 14, 2024
How to Select Rain Garden Plants
March 20, 2024
Maximize the Beauty and Enjoyment
in Any Small Space
March 23, 2024
REALTORS Home & Garden Show
West Allis, WI
March 27, 2024
How to Start a Garden for Beginners
April 10, 2024
Container Gardening Throughout the Year
April 11, 2024
7 Steps to Managing Water Where it Falls in Your Yard
April 20, 2024
Pasquesi Home & Gardens
The Why and How of Pruning Hydrangeas and Other Shrubs
Lake Bluff, IL
WATCH ON-DEMAND WEBINARS