Gardening

Cobée: a very nice climber


The climbing cob is one of the very pretty flowers to adorn our gardens during the summer.

Thanks to its rapid growth and ease of cultivation, the cobea will fill you with its great decorative power.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Cobea scandens
Family : Polemoniaceae
Type : Climbing, perennial or annual

Height : 0.2 to 1 m
Exposure
: Sunny
Ground
: Rather rich and well drained

Flowering : April to October
Foliage : Decreased or persistent depending on climate

Sowing, planting the cobea

Sowing of cobea:

Sowing takes place in late winter under cover, usually from February to April.

The installation takes place in spring, after any risk of frost

  • The cobea is not frost resistant
  • She likes very sunny situations
  • It needs a well-drained soil that is rich enough to flower
  • Fertilize the soil when planting

Cobée bought in pot or bucket:

  • If you buy your cobea in pots, wait until spring to plant in a rather sunny location.
  • Water regularly after planting

Size, maintenance of cobeae

Cobeas do not need maintenance, but a few simple steps should allow you to see them bloom abundantly and for a long time.

  • It's a plant love the sun and rather rich and well-drained soils
  • A regular watering is essential, especially in times of drought.

Keep a cobée in winter

If the winter freezes over in your area and you want to save your cobea from year to year, here's what to do:

  • Growing cobea in pots
  • Prune fairly short in the fall
  • Return the jar before the first frost in a cool place where it does not freeze
  • Water from time to time but in a limited way

To know about the cobée

Native to Mexico, cobeae only claim to be watered in hot, dry weather.

This plant offers a generous flowering and abundant much of the year.

Its rapid growth of around 5 to 8 m per year gives it great covering power for your arbors, walls and pergolas.

Note that if you live in a tropical or subtropical region, the cobea remains a perennial plant.

Diseases and parasites that affect cobeae

Cobeae mainly attract many pests such as aphids, the red spiders or the mealybugs

Smart tip about the cobée:

Beware of drought, especially in pots, which can stop the growth of your cobée

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