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Thunbergia alata

 
Thunbergia alata
black-eyed susan vine
Thunbergia alata
Completely covering the shepherd's hook that holds one of our bird feeders near the patio

Common name black-eyed susan vine
Family acanthaceae
Life cycle tender perennial (Z9-10)
Flowers yellow/black (summer)
Size vine to 8'
Light sun-part shade
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Native to South Africa. Grown as an annual in temperature zones. The photos above were taken in different years, of plants grown from different seed lots. A different look, although the colors of the flowers also seem to vary with the season, and with how the sun catches them.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '06 trade. Baggy 70F (4w; 75%G, 4-6d)
  2. Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 75F (80%G, 3-11d)
  3. Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 70F (10d; 10%G, 7d) - 75F (80%G, 6d)
  4. Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 75F (75%G, 4-10d)
  5. Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 75F (73%G, 4-10d)
  6. Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 75F (88%G, 9-21d)

Long-viable seed.


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