Annuals

 

UP AND SAUCER VINE

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Latin name: Cobaea scandens
Known as Mexican Climbing Cobaea when it was introduced in 1792, this vine develops flowers that are a show unto themselves. They start out as green, five-cornered, papery buds, then open to reveal the green saucer and bell-shaped flower. The pale green flower becomes striped with violet, finally changing to deep purple before dropping off. The foliage and tendrils are shaded with violet and are beautiful from spring to late fall freezes.

FLOWER COLOR:violet

FOLIAGE COLOR:green

BLOOM TIME:from mid spring through early autumn

PLANTING TIME:early spring

WIDTH:vining

HEIGHT:120"

ZONES:3 through 11

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THIS PLANT:Its unusual flowers and long bloom season

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:Needs plenty of room to sprawl

 

 

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