Thunbergia Alata (White) - Plant
Common name: Thunbergia alata. Scientific Name. Thunbergia alata
Color: deep yellow, white or orange with black centers.
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 3.00 to 8.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Black-Eyed Susan Vines are only hardy in USDA zones 9-12. They should be grown in a spot with full sun or very light shade, except in hot summer regions where they will require shade during the afternoon.
In the garden, Thunbergias should be planted in humus rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil that has been supplemented with a generous amount of compost at planting time, or in a good quality potting soil if they are grown in planters.
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soils
Temprature: 70 deg
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Black-Eyed Susan Vines can propagated by softwood cuttings taken in late spring or early summer.
New plants can also be produced by simple layering.
- Pin a low growing stem to the ground, using a piece of stiff wire bent into a U, leaving the last 6 to 12 inches of the stem exposed.
Used mainly as an ornamental plant, Thunbergia alata makes a good screen when used to cover unsightly dead trees or walls. It needs some support, as it cannot cling. Use fences, trellises, arches, arbours and pillars or a lightly shading tree.
(Pergolas would probably be too big.) Alternatively, plant this creeper in groups as a ground cover, or on a bank or terraces where it can trail downwards. Hanging baskets are also a possibility.
- Garden UsesTrellises, arbors, fences or other structures around the home.
- Also effective in hanging baskets where the vine can twist around the basket supports or in patio containers with a small trellis or obelisk burried in the container.
:for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor / physian befor use.
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