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Cobaea scandens

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

Tender Perennial

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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.

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 (9 cobaea seeds)

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    • Despatch: by Monday
    • £3.69
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.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

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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Reviews
  1. Thrives Outdoors in Large Pot

    By Michael Bilbie 28-07-2013

    I have 2 of these in a large pot growing over a small out-building and they have put on some 15ft+ of growth and now flowering prolifically in late July. Easy and fast germination too.

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