Thunbergia Mysorensis, Mysore Trumpet Vine - Plant
Thunbergia mysorensis often reaches 6 meters (20 ft) and has long narrow medium green leaves. The dramatic and very large pendent hanging blossoms have individual flowers in a bold curved shaped. This is enhanced by their being a rich saturated yellow, with maroon to brownish red outer tip coloring.The vine blooms from Spring to Autumn.When trained over a high pergola and blooming, itâ€™s truly a magnificent spectacle with countless pendulous flower clusters hanging on long chain-like spikes like a drapery, providing sheer delight, seemingly everyday of the year as the flowers are so long-lasting.It produces numerous clusters of showy bi-colored reddish brown and yellow blossoms, almost year round in favorable growing conditions.It is considered to be the prettiest flowering vine in the world as acclaimed in the book, Vines of the World.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Clock Vine, Ladyâ€™s Slipper Vine, Dollsâ€™ Shoes||Bicolored reddish brown and yellow.||Year Round||6-10 meters long.||Medium.|
Planting and care
|Full sun to light shade.||Sandy soil||Keep soil moist throughout the growing season||22-23Â°C.||Feed fortnightly or monthly with a flowering fertilizer to boost flowering.|
- Encourage bushiness by tip pinching during formative years.
- Require regular pruning to keep it within control as it can be quite unruly with its haphazard branching, as well as to promote more blooms.
Ornamental use: Grow it to cover and decorate garden fences, trellises, arbors and arches. An ideal landscape flowering vine that can be grown on ground or containers for added interest.