(Phaseolus coccineus) Grown in US gardens since the early 1700s, the Scarlet Runner Bean is a pretty climber that will quickly cover a trellis or arbor. The edible flowers are a cheery red and cover the vine. The bean pods are edible and the beans, once dry, can be stored for months and used in winter stews. Pick pods before they reach 7 inches to maximize flower production. Most/full sun - Annual - Climbs to 8 feet - 10 large seeds (beans) /pack.