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Cobaea scandens (Cup & Saucer plant)

Scented blooms on an impressive climber that will grow to full height in a season.
Lush green foliage adorns this vigorous vine, perfect for adding instant pizzazz to any dull area. Large, bell-shaped, rich royal purple flowers have a sweet fragrance when fully open from July to the first frosts. Prefers moist, well drained soil in sun. Height 10m (33'). Half hardy annual, seed can be collected and sown the following year. Supplied as young plants.
Flower Colour

Type of garden
Cottage Garden

Half-Hardy Perennial


Climber, Scented, Suitable for Container

Flowering Time
Autumn, Summer

Full Sun

10m (30')



Well drained but moist


Prefers full sun, copes with part shade


Not suitable for cutting


Summer and autumn

Additional Information

Often grown as an annual. Sow seed in spring then plant out when danger of frost has passed. Pruning group 11, ie trim to fit the available space after flowering or in late winter. Hardy down to around 7oC.

Delivery Date: 14 Apr 2019 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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"Thank you ladies for your beautiful plants.
Praise also, for the Bulrush Compost, of which I have purchased 8 bags during the past six months. It is superb and my garden has flourished.
Bless you,
Kind wishes"
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