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Cobaea scandens ~ Cup and Saucer Vine

Cobaea scandens is often grown as an annual, but in frost free or nearly frost free locations it grows quite nicely as a long lived vine. The soft tendrils of Cobaea scandens are easily pulled out of the neighboring shrubbery, though it will travel quite a distance if left unchecked. The dark purple flowers of Cobaea scandens are more than 2" across and are produced all year long unless the plants are damaged. I have had good luck with these in lightly shaded sections of the garden. Cobaea scandens has low to moderate water needs.

Cobaea scandens, Cup and Saucer Vine

Flowers and foliage of Cobaea scandens the Cup and Saucer Vine. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.