Bean, Runner (Painted)


If grown for the showy sprays of bright flowers, keep the beans picked to encourage flowers. Pods filled with large 1” beans that are delicious eaten as shell beans or dried. Flowers and very young bean pods are also edible. Vigorous twining stems that need strong support. Native to the mountains of Mexico and Central America, they produce more pods in cooler weather.

55–68 days to bloom, 110 days for dry beans. Sprays of bicolor red and pale pink flowers, tan and black speckled beans. Tolerates heat better than other runner beans. Heirloom variety from the early 1800s.

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Full Sun




Not organic

Latin name

Phaseolus coccineus


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