(Thunbergia alata) Cheerful and fast growing, Black-Eyed Susan vine is a tender perennial native to Asrica and Asia that’s grown as an annual in most climates. It typically grows three to eight feet tall, but in frost-free locations, it can reach 20 feet, and may even be considered invasive. Black-Eyed Susan vine is a great choice for growing in containers or hanging baskets. It gets its name from the blooms’ resemblance to Black-Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia). Sow in place in spring, planting ⅛” deep or start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Ideal germination temperature is 68-88F. Germinates in 7-10 days. Space plants 8-12 inches. Removing spent blooms prolongs the blooming season. Self sows freely.
Perennial grown as an annual. (Thunbergia alata). One 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. 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.
Annual. Cosmic Candy will splash cheerful blooms in saturated colors across the garden, dabbling a touch of magic to electrify the landscape. A unique mix of fruit punch colors from sunset to deep reds, blushes, cream, pink, gold, and tangerine. This vine is a vigorous, easy-to-grow climbing vine that blooms from late spring until frost. Try this variety to cover your trellis, fence, or wall with oodles of colorful blooms! A lovely native plant from Africa.
- Full/Part Sun
- Sprouts in 7-21 Days
- Seed Depth: 1/4"
- Ideal Temperature: 60-75 F
- Plant Spacing: 12"
- Frost Hardy: No
- Thunbergia alata
Growing Tips: Soak seeds overnight at room temperature to aid germination. Do not allow soil to dry out. Provide a trellis or structure for vines to grow on.