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John24John24 Posts: 1

Hello, I bought a plant earlier in the year from Sissinghurst and only realised when I got home it had no label so I'm trying to find out what it is. Once planted in May it very quickly spread over fencing and into a nearby tree. A flower has just appeared for the first time so thought I'd post a pic to see if anyone can help. Thanks, John




  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,416

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,946

    It is indeed nut.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,416

    It's not hardy John, you'll need to keep it above freezing over winter. Or start again with more seed next year

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • yes, looks like cobaea scandens, though that's usually purple - must be a special Sissinghurst variety - also called the cup and saucer plant - and as nutcutlert says, not hardy.  Save some seed and grow them next year - may not come true to colour, but worth a go.

  • tom9760tom9760 Posts: 44

    Cobaea pringlei 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,416

    I thought C. pringlei just had the cups, not the saucers aswell

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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