...and here it clambers up to the 2nd story and hangs out with Lady Banks.
This is what you see as the bloom forms
The flower opens green and deepens to violet .
And an added bonus, the tendrils are pretty cool too.
Cobaea scandens is not likely to be hardy here -though I have seen references that claim it will handle zone 9. I expect it will be laid low with the first frost --now that I'm an expert maybe next spring I'll buy 2 .