Scarlet-colored tubular flowers appear on Coral Bean in the late spring and summer, just before the plant begins to leaf out. Pretty, fan shaped foliage compliments the dramatic blossoms handsomely. Hummingbirds are particularly fond of the flowers, because they are full of nectar. Flowers develop into large, brown bean-pods with coral-colored seeds inside of them.
The Coral Bean will usually freeze back to the ground, but quickly sprouts new growth in the spring. Coral Bean only flowers on the previous season’s growth; so it may be beneficial to plant in a protected area in the ground or in a pot where it can be protected from the cold to ensure that you don’t miss out on the spectacular flowers.
Height: 3 – 10 feet
Width: 3 – 8 feet
Bloom color: Red
Flowering season: Late Spring, Summer
USDA minimum zone: 9
Cold hardiness: 28° F


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