How to grow Runner bean

Runner bean grow and care – vine of the genus Phaseolus also known as Phaseolus coccineus or scarlet runner bean, Runner bean perennial evergreen but in warm climate or colder climate grow as annual plant and also used as ornamental plant can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10.

Leaves edible light green in deltoid shape

Runner bean flower

Flower edible in sweet taste the color orange in the shape of butterfly the flowers grow on stem in inflorescence

Pods edible color green the bean is multicolored can include the colors: purple, brown, white, black or brown

Root edible the root small in cone shape color is light brown

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How to grow Runner bean growing and care:

Trellising, moist

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
More for design

Size of the plant?
2-6 m, 6-20 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade (in warmer climate)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
All year mostly in spring and autumn

General information about the flower
Orange flowers in the shape of butterfly the flowers grow on stem in in inflorescence

Pollination is done by:
Bees, butterfly, hummingbirds

Uses of Runner bean flowers:
Eaten raw, jams, beverage

Edible seeds and pods

Seeds & pods harvest season:
All year

Seeds and pods pests or diseases:
Larva, birds

What can be done with big quantities of Runner bean seeds and pods?
Pods when young: cooked, stew. Beans: cooked when the bean young eaten raw

Work requirements on the seeds and pods:
For the beans it’s to pick them before it start to fall on the floor

How long does it take to bear seeds and pods?
Start to bear pods after 2-3 month

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
Recommend to use fully grown tender leaves

Information about leaves:
Deltoid shape leaf in light green

Uses of Runner bean leaves:
Salad when it young, after: soup, quiche


Information about Runner bean root:
Root small in cone shape color is light brown

When to pull up Runner beanroot:
All year

Uses of Runner bean root:

Scientific name:

Phaseolus coccineus

How to grow Runner bean

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Growing Runner bean


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
  • Edible Pod
  • Edible Roots
  • Edible Seeds
Culinary uses
  • Beverage
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Jams
  • Salad
  • Spreads & Sauces
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Legumes
  • Perennial plant
  • Vine
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ground fixing plants
  • Hedging plants
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9