Cobee: all care tips


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

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

In summary, what you need to know is:

Name  : Cobea scandens
Family  Polemoniaceae
Type  : Climbing, perennial or annual

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

Flowering  : April to October
Foliage  : Deciduous or persistent depending on the climate

Sowing, planting of cobea

Sowing of cobe :

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

Installation takes place in the spring, after any risk of frost.

  • Cobea is not frost resistant
  • She likes sunny situations
  • It needs a well-drained soil rich enough to flower.
  • Fertilize the soil during planting

Cobée bought in pot or bucket :

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

Pruning, maintenance of cobes

Guinea pigs don’t need any maintenance but a few gestures should allow you to see them bloom abundantly and for a long time.

  • It’s a plant. loves the sun and the rather rich and well-drained soils
  • One regular watering is indispensable, especially in times of drought.

Keeping a cobée in winter

If it’s freezing in winter in your area and you want to keep your cobes from one year to the next, here’s how to do it:

  • Growing potted cobee
  • Prune short enough in the fall
  • Put the jar back in a cool place before the first frosts, but where it does not freeze.
  • Watering from time to time but in a limited way

About cobea

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

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

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

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

Diseases and parasites that affect coboea

Guinea pigs attract many parasites such as the aphids s, the red spiders or the cochineals

Smart advice about cobea:

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