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Cobaea scandens f. alba

Cup and saucer vine

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen climber

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Experienced

Cobaea scandens f. alba

Plant details

Also known as cathedral bells, this vigorous vine is a native of tropical America, where it grows as a woody perennial. This variety has clear white flowers which is a change from the traditional purple. Plants take a while to flower so it is good idea to sow the seeds early. It may be grown in large pots for standing outdoors in summer, and will behave as a perennial if kept indoors in winter at about 7C (45F). In a very mild winter plants may survive and remain virtually evergreen, but they are usually grown as annuals on a wall, fence or pergola.

Family: Cobaeaceae

Genus: Cobaea

Species: scandens

Plant type: Evergreen climber

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Moist

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 300cm

Spread: 1000cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May


Reader reviews

brightdicksonia

This is the first time that i have grown Cobaea, i have never Sean the plant grown before, but what a very present surprise, i will keep on growing it from now on, long with the rest of my climbers.


pebblestone62

we have a large seed pod on our Cobaea scanden - is it possible to save the seeds for next year? if so when is the correct time to harvest them? we have two plants which are in full bloom. beautiful.


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