Black-Eyed Susan Vine, Blushing Susie
(Thunbergia alata) Perennial grown as an annual. Some of the rarest colors! This sumptuous mix is like a bowl of summer fruit, in colors from raspberries and cream to plum and dark cherry. A few plants may produce yellow flowers. The smoky blooms look stunning tumbling from a hanging basket or climbing a fence or trellis. Native to Africa, Thunbergia is hardy from USDA zones 9 and warmer and quite easy to grow as an annual in cooler climates.
- 6-8 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 7-10 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 70-95 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/8"
- Plant Spacing: 10-12"
- Frost Hardy: No
- Thunbergia alata
Growing Tips: Sow in place in spring. Space plants 8-12 inches. Removing spent blooms prolongs the blooming season. Self sows freely.