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Beginner Gardening Questions: cobaea scandens (cup and scaucer vine)

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barney1930995
limassol
Cyprus

November 21, 2012
12:37 AM

Post #9338788

Hi, please can help, i have a cobaea scanden vine growing in a container which is one year old, it has and is flowering quite well, although it seems healthy and is 8 ft tall the leaves turn puple, but it does'nt seem to affect the growing. It gets the plenty of sun and is now 8ft tall and has spread with suport 12-15ft along a wall. I live in the mountain area of cyprus with temperatures up to 40% in summer down to about 10% with no frosts. looking forward to any sugestions. regards

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2012
7:23 AM

Post #9338951

Hi Barney. I assume your temps are in Celcius, so your average winter low would be around 50 degrees, correct? the plant should winter-over just fine if that is the case. From what I have read, the leaves naturally take on tones of brown or purple.

http://books.google.com/books?id=dnZgLotLhpAC&pg=PA133&lpg=PA133&dq=Why are my cobaea scandens leaves turning purple&source=bl&ots=4p9aTCKavH&sig=CTL1BjR6izxUAMwh7k5mPgbq6bg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=nO-sUIaXO5S08ATlzYCwAw&ved=0CEoQ6AEwBTgK#v=onepage&q=Why are my cobaea scandens leaves turning purple&f=false

barney1930995
limassol
Cyprus

November 22, 2012
3:34 AM

Post #9339650

thanks themoonhow, yes temp around 40- 50. stop thinking it's dying then.!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

November 22, 2012
8:32 AM

Post #9339894

I would say it is safe to assume it is doing just what it is supposed to do. You are most welcome.

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