How to Grow Runner Beans

For gardeners in temperate to cool regions, it can be the best type of bean to grow in the garden.

How to Grow Runner Beans

Botanical Name: Phaseolus coccineus

Plant Type: Tender Perennial

The runner bean, Phaseolus coccineus, is also known as the seven-year bean, because it is a perennial climbing plant, retreating to ground level each year to avoid frosts. Native to the mountains in Central America, it has been cultivated by the Native Ameri...

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