RE: Cobaea Scandens (Cup n Saucer Vine)
I bought in 2003 seeds in Holland for this species Cobaea scandens, then sow them in Arequipa Peru, desert climate and cold nights, two seeds gave me small plants in my old greenhouse. The plant just got out of control, invaded my neighbours and had the amazing limit of 10 meters high. ! the tendrils like hooks and I guided it everywhere I could. I started new plants from small stalks, helped by Hormones for rooting, now the species is propagated in 4 gardens in my city. This amazing species (and very rare) capture the atraction of small birds, bats and thousends of bees during the time this plant growed in my garden. With Doris we counted over 500 hundred flowers in two years. We have lots of pictures, videos and we will make a small publish in the National Botanical Congress in Peru 2008. Thanks very much and success to everyone.