(Phaseolus coccineus) (aka Bicolor Runner, Painted Runner) Described
by Arrabida in Flora of Rio de Janeiro in 1827.
Incredibly beautiful bi-colored blossoms are very
attractive to hummingbird moths. This strain is less
affected by warmer temperatures than other runner
beans and is a prolific bloomer. Esteemed as both an
ornamental and edible climber. Pole habit, 68 days.
Trellis, tepee or netting
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed
and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Runner
beans prefer full sun, although they tolerate part
shade very well. Young pods can be eaten whole,
or the beans can be eaten fresh or dried. Even the
flowers are edible. ± 320 seeds/lb