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Cobaea scandens
Cup and Saucer Vine

Cobaea scandens  Cup and Saucer Vine
RHS Award of Garden Merit
£3.69 0820000148 Category: Seeds > Flower Seeds
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Cobaea scandens is a showy climber for the cool greenhouse, conservatory, and also forming a very decorative screen on trellis or south facing wall in milder areas. The large bell shaped 'cup and saucer' flowers are often 6cm (2½ in) across. Flowers late summer. Climber.

This variety has an RHS Award of Garden Merit.

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Awards RHS Award of Garden Merit
Botanical name Cobaea scandens
Common name Cup and Saucer Vine
Drought resistance N
Flower colour Purple
Flowering time Summer, Autumn
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage colour Green
Fragrance N
Habit Climbing
Plant type Flower Seeds
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Time to maturity 2 - 5 years
Ultimate height 2.6m - 4m
Ultimate spread 0.6m - 1m
Useful/additional information Soak the seed for 2 hours in lukewarm water before sowing. Sow late winter to early spring at 18-24C (65-75F) in a good seed compost. Sow the seeds on their edge and just cover with compost. Keep soil damp but not wet, sealing in a polythene bag after sowing is helpful. Germination usually takes 21-3 days. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 13cm (5in) pots and grow on in cooler conditions keeping them well watered. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost 60cm (24in) apart.

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