Cobaea scandens f. alba

Cobaea scandens f. alba

Cathedral bells

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Cobaea scandens f. alba
  • Common name: Cathedral bells
  • Plant type: Climber

Height: 3m

Spread: 10m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Also known as cathedral bells, Cobaea scandens is a vigorous vine, native to tropical America, where it grows as a woody perennial.The flowers are typically blue and thrive in the greenhouse or conservatory, but may also be grown as an annual in a sunny border or patio. Given the right conditions indoors, Cobaea scandens can flower all year long.

Cobaea scandens f. alba has clear white flowers. It's a rampant climber, and will quickly scramble up a trellis or obelisk. For best results grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun, or in containers on the patio or in the greenhouse or conservatory. If protected from frost in winter, Cobaea scandens f. alba may survive, and could even continue flowering. It makes an excellent cut flower.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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