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Cobaea

Cobaea spp.

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

1.5m

50cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Cobaea Overview

Cobaea is a genus containing less than 20 deciduous or evergreen woody climbing species from the Polemoniaceae family. These plants are native to Mexico and South America. They are cultivated for their highly ornamental, showy, bell-shaped flowers and fast growth habit, reaching around 5-7m in height. Flowers are around 5cm long and may be white or purple and some species in this genus have escaped from gardens to become common invasive weeds, particularly in New Zealand.

Common problems with Cobaea

How to propagate Cobaea

Cuttings

Seed

Special features of Cobaea

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Cobaea

It is a good climber.