Saucer Vine (Cobaea Scandens Violet) 6 seeds (#1930)
About the product
Decorative annual plant, creeper 200-300 cm high. It creates large, decorative purple-lilac, bell-shaped flowers, set on long stalks.
It blooms from July to September. Perfect for covering grilles and fencing nets, gazebos and balconies.
Requires fertile soil. Sunny or partial shade position.
Genus - Cobaea
Species - Scandens
Variety - Violet
Common name - Saucer Vine
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 11
Height - 2-3 m
Spread - 0,40 - 0,50 m
Plant type - Annual Flower, Vine
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Rich, humous, moist
Water requirements - Average, high
Landscape uses - Solid cover, screen a fence, wall, grow in large containers with support
Leaf / Flower color - Bright green / Violet
Sow seeds indoor from February to March and sow seedlings outside in May after the last possible frost.
Soaking them in water, the night before planting, seems to help speed germination. Germination can be erratic, but you should see sprouts within 7-15 days.
When planting, tuck the seeds into the soil vertically, with the longest edge facing down, and barely cover with soil. Don't worry too much about positioning the seeds perfectly, but placing them flat and covering them with soil can cause them to rot.
They also prefer a warm soil ~+20C. Heat mats or placing the seed trays on top of the refrigerator will accomplish this.