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Thunbergia alata, Black eye Susan

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Thunbergia alata
Family: Acanthaceae
Black eye Susan
Origin: tropical eastern Africa
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

It is a medium size sprawling vine cultivated for its attractive flowers. Leaves are soft and hairy, nice to touch. Flowers vary depending on variety: white, yellow, terracotta, white, cream, in different shades. There is always a black center that gives the plant its name - Black Eye Susan. It is a very pretty fast growing climber that can be grown on a trellis or supported by a fence. Unlike some other vining thunbergia species, this one is not invasive and can be easily controlled. relatively cold hardy, the upper part may be killed by hard freeze, but usually recovers from roots.

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