Black Coat Runner Bean(Phaseolus coccineus) A rare heirloom runner bean noted as far back as the mid 1600's by German botanist, Michael Titus. Vines can reach up to 10 feet under ideal conditions, producing striking red-orange flowers that hummingbirds are highly attracted to. Runners produce 6-8 inch pods containing large, 1-1.5 inch shiny black seeds. Black Coat Runner beans mature earlier than its' cousin, the Scarlet Runner bean. Provide trellising or support for climbing habit of this stunning ornamental heirloom.
70-75 days to maturity
20 seeds per packet $4.45
Growing Instructions: Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil temperatures are over 20 degrees C. Sow at 1" depth and space seeds 3-5" apart. Plants will require trellising. Runner beans prefer full sun, although they do tolerate partial shade.