The Scarlet Runner Bean is a unique plant and vegetable which you can use to attract hummingbirds. Yes, it is considered to be both a plant and a vegetable! The purpose of this post is to help you discover the Scarlet Runner Bean for yourself. It is my hope that it will become another resource to help you attract more hummingbirds to your yard and garden.
The Scarlet Runner Bean originated in Central America. It was first grown in sixteenth-century Europe as an ornamental vine. The Scarlet Runner Bean was introduced in the United Sates in the early 1800’s. It was not until later in that century that the Scarlet Runner Bean began being used for culinary purposes. Many people today consider this bean a gourmet vegetable.
This unique veining plant and vegetable has many uses. It can be used as a way to add both color and fun to your garden. The bean is also eatable. The bean is said to have a crispy taste and to be quite delicious. The bean can be used in many culinary dishes, including stir-fry and salads.
This vine is supposed to be easy to grow. If you wish to grow it, you would plant it like any other bean, about 1/2 inch deep in the soil. It is also suggested that you plant about three beans in a small mound and that you make sure to have a trellis or some other type of support for the vine to grow up. If you are also growing sunflowers, then you can plant the seeds near the base of taller varieties of sunflowers and let them vine up the sunflower plants.
The flowers of this plant are scarlet in color and are very delicate looking and glow when the sun hits them. The foliage of this vine is a lush green color. Keeping the beans picked with help ensure that the vines will flower continuously all season.
If you are looking for something that is quite unique and different to plant in your garden which will help attract the hummingbirds to your yard, please consider the Scarlet Runner Bean. If you are interested in furter information on this unique plant and vegetable, please consult your local plant nursery or horticultural society for further information on the subject.