COBAEA - ALBA
A zone 9 perennial which we grow as an annual. Originating in Mexico, known as the Cup and Saucer vine or Cathedral Bells, this plant has strong tendrils by which it attaches itself to its support. The 2" flowers are a bell shape and hang gracefully on lush foliage. This version of this dramatically impressive climber presents 2-inch blooms of pure white.
Annual/ Perennial-Zone 9 and above
Germination: 21-30 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and lightly cover the seed. Nicking the seed or soaking it for a few hours aids in the germination
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-10 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperatures. Transplant after the last frost, 12-18" apart.
Sowing Outdoors: not recommended
Growth Habit: Climbing vine
Height and Width: Easily grows over 6-10 feet
Spacing: 18-24” apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Average to medium, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 100-120 days
Uses: Covers trellis, arbors, walls and fences, containers
Care: Over-fertilization will decrease blooms