Thunbergia alata

Botanical Name: Thunbergia alata

Phonetic: Thun-BER-GEE-uh uh-LAH-tuh

Common Name(s): Black-Eyed Susan Vine

Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Tropical Africa
Plant Type: Vine perennial (grown as annual)
Persistence: Tender

Leaf Type: Simple, ovate-triangular toothed                                     
Leaf Color: Deep green leaves
Texture: Medium
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Spring to summer
Flower Color(s): Orange-yellow with dark center

Exposure: Full sun to part shade
USDA: 10-11
Growth Rate: Fast                                             
Height: 10-12 Feet
Spread: 3-8 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium/2
Soil: Organically rich, fertile, medium moisture, welll-drained soil
Pest: Scale, spider mites, whiteflies
Features: Showy flowers
Uses: Annual, containers, trellises, arbor, fences, hanging basket

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