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PlantFiles: Runner Bean
Phaseolus coccineus 'Red Rum'

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phaseolus (FAZ-ee-oh-lus) (Info)
Species: coccineus (kok-SIN-ee-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Rum

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Seed Type:
Hybrid

Growth Habit:
Climbing

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Seed is poisonous if ingested

Days to Maturity:
41 to 50 days

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral mystic On Aug 4, 2007, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Received the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), 1999 Award of Garden Merit. Reconfirmed 2006.

Neutral Farmerdill On Apr 23, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A very early runner bean (hybrid)



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