Cathedral Bells- Violet

Cobaea scandens Open Pollinated

  • Perennial climbing vine
  • Bell-shaped purple flowers

Standard seed packet, 8 seeds

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'Cathedral Bells- Violet ' seeds

Cobaea scandens


  • Perennial climbing vine
  • Bell-shaped purple flowers

Perennial climbing vine with large purple violet bell shaped flowers up to 5cm in length. In temperate climates it can be grown as an annual. Flowers appear from late summer until late autumn. Flower buds will start out white and develop into deeper purple as they mature. Once established Cobaea is a fast growing vine able to cover a large area rapidly. Young vines are cold sensitive so will need protection from frosts. Great for tropical gardens, trellises, covering fences, arbors or west facing walls. Also known as "Cup and Saucer Vine". "Mexican Ivy" or "Monastery Bells".


Seeds per gram: 10
Product code: F6-08

Quick Sowing Guide
Method Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 3mm
Season Spring and summer (after danger of frost has passed)
Germination 15-30 days @ 21-28°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost Tender Perennial
Plant Spacing 60cm
Plant Height 300cm
Position Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 110 days

*Notes: Needs full sun to bloom. Seeds germinate best in soil temperatures above 20 degrees. Doesn't like boggy soil.


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Ratings & Reviews

Cathedral Bells- Violet

Grew successfully. Very interesting watching the flower heads form. They begin white then turn into a gorgeous violet. I didn't have much expectations when I threw them in a raised garden bed. I will plan a better display next time as they didn't have enough area to grow where I put them and ended growing up a peach tree. Looked beautiful though. Purchasing again.
Jody M 19 October 2020