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Cobaea scandens f. alba

Cup And Saucer Vine, Cathedral Bells, Cups And Saucers, Mexican Ivy

Tender Perennial

A spectacular climbing plant for the summer garden or the conservatory. This very choice creamy white form of Cathedral Bells or The Cup and Saucer Plant comes from Mexico and quickly grows to cover unsightly areas or a wall outdoors, where it can be treated as a summer annual. Alternatively it may be grown in the heated conservatory or greenhouse, where it will continue to flower for many years. Flowers summer. Climbing Height 3-6 metres (10-20ft).

Ideal For:
patio, greenhouse, conservatory, walls and fences, exotic garden, specimen plant
Flowering Period:
August, September, October
Sowing Months:
February, March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (4 seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 3 days
    • £2.99
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 21-30 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 in a sheltered spot in sun on ordinary well drained soil. For summer flowering under glass, transplant into 20-23cm (8-9in) pots, and keep the atmosphere fairly humid.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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