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Cobaea scandens (alba)

FireFire Posts: 17,318
I would be interested to see your progress with this annual. Mine are still tiny. Read they can flower from June. Any thoughts welcome as it's my first year. 10ft would be amazing.
Many thanks


  • HelixHelix Posts: 631
    Well mine’s not going to win any prizes for sure! The weedy one at the front is the white one, the purple one at the back is doing better and is already escaping into the elder.  

  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    Once they get going they are absolute thugs. 10 ft is nothing! You may need a machete to get into your garden.
  • FireFire Posts: 17,318
    Can't wait. A thug for four months, I can handle. Are they very floriferous? I hear the whites are less so...
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    Mine flowered very prolifically once they reached about 6ft but I can't remember whether there was more blue than white. Only tried them once!
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,921
    I grew the white a couple of years ago, but I found them hard to germinate. Probably too cold here initially. The 2 that germinated were planted at the foot of my two apple trees [in large raised beds ] grew up those, and  covered a fair bit of the screen between them. They have a lot of foliage, and big tendrils that go wild.
    They're a very greeny white. I liked them in the bud better than when they flowered.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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