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Cobaea scandens

A fantastic, exotic looking plant with buds in green-white, deepening to purple as they age.
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20 seeds

5 jumbo seedlings

10 jumbo seedlings

5 seedlings (510815-5)

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Climber
Position
On a Climbing Support
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - October (or until the first frosts)
Height
3.0m (10ft)
Group/Species
scandens
Common name
Cup and Saucer Vine
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
2.1m (7ft)
Cultivation
Sow under cover January-March. Plant out after last frost. Grow Cobaea against a sturdy trellis, south-facing wall or fence with supports attached. Cobaea does best in moist but well-drained soil, so water regularly in dry spells.

Description

A fantastic, exotic looking plant with buds in green-white, deepening to purple as they age. This will clamber up and over your garden wall.

I've picked a bunch of these in December on a sheltered wall in Sussex. Use them floating in a shallow bowl or simply mixed with rosemary in a tumbler.

These are rampant climbers which will cover a wall in a trice – growing up to a 2nd storey window if given a climbing frame. Or, perfect for following sweet peas, as they flower long and hard from mid summer to winter.

Care Tips

Cobaea scandens is one of the fastest growing climbing vines so train to grow along trellises and other structures and if left to grow without grooming, the plant may eventually span 7m+ from a single set of roots.