Common Name: Cup
and Saucer Vine
Bloom: Late Summer
to Early-mid Fall
Cobaea scandens, the Cathedral Bells or Cup and Saucer Vine,
is a perennial vine from Central and South America. It’s completely carefree
and will grow 15-25 feet in one season. It’s a showy climber for the cool
greenhouse and forming a very decorative screen on trellis or south facing wall
in milder areas. The vine can reach 20 feet in length or higher and produces
numerous large flowers, often 6 cm (2½ in) across. Beautiful climber with truly
bell-like deep velvet-blue flowers. The unusual buds open creamy green then
change to rosy-violet and finally mature to a deep purple, from late Summer to
early-mid Fall. A profuse bloomer. The fruit capsule is 5.5 to 8.5 cm long,
with broad seeds 10-15 mm long including the wing. Cobaea scandens is a
fast-growing, evergreen perennial climber with tendrils on its leaves. The leaf
of Cobaea is compound and consists of leaflets, stipules, and tendrils. Each
leaflet is oval, 4-12 cm long by 2-5 cm wide, dark green above, whitish
underneath, with a brown stalk. The vines have many tendrils and cling well to
rough surfaces. Hardiness zones 9-11, (-5°C/25°F, 4°C/40°F) in Winter. Annual
elsewhere. Provide a sunny growing area with a light, rich soil. Water
regularly; do not overwater the soil should be moist to wet.
Soak the seeds for 2 hours in warm water before sowing. Sow
at 18-24°C 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. Germination can take
longer, don’t give up.
All seeds will come in a resalable
plastic zip lock bag wrapped in a protectant, so the seeds are not damaged by
shipping machines. All seed packets contain no fillers or other weeds or seeds
mixed in. Most have been harvested by hand & all test at a high germination
All seed counts should be considered estimates as the seeds is
packaged by hand, there is 2-3 more or less in a bag. We do our best to
ensure accuracy and will often add extra seeds. However, all estimates are
Seeds will ship without tracking numbers. Items
will be shipped 1-3 business days of receiving payment. Plants will be shipped
via USPS. Shipping usually takes anywhere from 3-5 days.
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Important! Please Read!
All seeds have been test sown to ensure germination.
Please familiarize yourself with growing conditions and instructions for your
seeds before you plant them, as all seeds are different. Basic growing
instructions can be found under each listing.
We Cannot Guarantee how much you will be able
to grow, as too many variables come into play, soil condition, your ability to
garden, weather etc. I guarantee that they arrive as described and are in good
viable condition and the germination rates are accurate.