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Blackeyed Susan Vine
Scientific Name: Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims
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.

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. Michigan Bulb - 120 x 60 Lawns Banner! Gurney's 120 x 60 A

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