Forum home Plants

Over-wintering cobaea scandens? 🌱

FireFire Posts: 17,116
I have just bought some of this in alba. Does anyone over-winter it? I would love to know how that works for you. 🌱

Posts

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,800
    I've always treated them as annuals tho confess I haven't grown any for some years now.  They can't tolerate frost so, unless you run to aheated conservatory or greenhouse it's going to be hard to keep them over winter.

    The RHS suggests cuttings - https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/4047/Cobaea-scandens/Details  
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • HelixHelix Posts: 631
    I had one that lasted several years when I lived in central london.  But quite easy from seed so I wouldn’t attempt it elsewhere.
  • InglezinhoInglezinho Posts: 568
    Save the seed. Sow it as soon as it is ripe and keep warm.
    Everyone likes butterflies. Nobody likes caterpillars.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,116
    I was wondering if I could fleece it.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,143
    I struggled to get seeds to germinate, never mind keeping it over winter.  :/
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
Sign In or Register to comment.