Runner Bean- Scarlet Emperor

Phaseolus coccineus

Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

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  • Climbing
  • Delicious long flat green pods
  • Attractive scarlet red flowers

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'Runner Bean- Scarlet Emperor' seeds

Phaseolus coccineus

  • Climbing
  • Delicious long flat green pods
  • Attractive scarlet red flowers

Runner beans are a different species to common (French) beans and have some unique characteristics. Frost tender perennial but normally grown as an annual. Attractive fast growing vine with lush green foliage and sprays of scarlet red flowers. Plants produce masses of long, flat, green beans that grow to around 20cm. Beans can be eaten raw when very young and tender, cooked like a common bean when larger or left to mature and used as a dried bean. Young beans have a deliciously sweet and rich flavour. Fast growing and heavy cropping. Very attractive plant; is often grown as an ornamental. Does best in cooler climates. Also known as Seven Year Bean, Scarlet Runner Beans and Multiflora Bean.

Seeds per gram: 1
Product code: X-028_P

Quick Sowing Guide
Method Sow direct
Sowing Depth 25mm
Season Spring and early summer
Germination 4-7 days @ 16-22°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost tender Perennial (grown as an annual in cool climates)
Row Spacing 100cm
Plant Spacing 15cm
Position Full sun, well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 70-90 days

*Notes: Plants need a medium to climb over; trellis, A-frame or fence are all popular solutions. Pick regularly to encourage more growth.


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Parcel Delivery Capped rate of $6.99
Express Delivery $15.00

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Ratings & Reviews

Runner Bean- Scarlet Emperor

TheSeedCollection Response
This is a common pollination issue. Please see are article on Runner Beans here:
The plant itself grows very healthy, but no beans could be harvested from it.
29 January 2021

Goodlooking plant, not a favourite of the bees

This grew beautifully, and I loved the flowers. However, our bees ignored it, meaning no pollination and no beans.
5 January 2019