Scarlet Emperor is a very early variety, and attracts long tongued bumble bees. This popular runner bean can be grown on supports or as a ground bean.
A Heritage Seed Variety, Scarlet Emperor's 1895 packet details read "Silver-gilt Knightian Medal for Collection of Vegetables, including Suttons' Scarlet Runner Bean. R.H. Society, Oct 24, 1893. For its profuse crop of large tender pods, this is beyond question one of the best types of runner bean. Both in hot and dry, and also in cold and wet seasons, it has yielded remarkable results, and we can recommend it with confidence either for competition or for an edible garden."