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Cup and Saucer Vine

Botanical Name
Cobaea scandens
Min Zone
9
Max Zone
11
Height
10 to 20 feet
Width
3 to 6 feet
Flowers
Late summer into fall: violet bell-shaped flower (cup) is supported by a saucer-like green calyx, fragrant
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Benefits from afternoon shade in hot summer climates
  • Start seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks before last frost
  • Provide this vigorous grower with a large, sturdy support to grow upon
  • Vine attaches by tendrils
  • Amend soil with compost or other organic matter to promote more prolific bloom
  • Where hardy, prune in late winter or early spring to control size
Problems
None serious

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