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Blackeyed Susan Vine
Scientific Name: Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims
Synonym:
Family: Acanthaceae
Blackeyed Susan Vine (Thunbergia  alata)
Photo by Forest & Kim Starr
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-11, grown as a summer annual in the rest of the country.

Frost Tolerance: Killed easily by a frost.

Sun Exposure: Does no like reflected heat in areas with hot summers.

Origin: East Africa

Growth Habits: Perennial vine often grown as annual, 3 feet to 8 feet tall (90 cm-2.4 m), 3 feet to 6 feet in spread (90 cm-1.8 m)

Watering Needs: Water regularly, does not overwater.

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings


Photo by Forest & Kim Starr

Cultural Practices:
Black-eyed Susan vine climbs by twining, if not provided with support it will grow as a ground cover

Blooming Habits:
Yellow or orange flowers.

Propagation:
Sow seeds indoors six to eight weeks before your regions's last frost date. In mild-winter areas, plant seeds directly in the garden in early spring. Plant established seedlings directly in soil after your region's last frost date. It also grows easily from cuttings.


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