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Cobaea scandens f. alba

Cathedral bells

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Flowers

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Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Cobaea scandens f. alba
  • Common name: Cathedral bells
  • Family: Cobaeaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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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.

How to grow Cobaea scandens

  • Plant size

    3m height

    10m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Cobaea scandens and wildlife

Cobaea scandens has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Cobaea scandens poisonous?

Cobaea scandens has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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