Thunbergia alata, also known as black-eyed Susan vine, is a tropical East African vine. Blooms from summer to fall, but the best time to see it is in the late summer and fall, when the high summer temperatures have subsided. White, creamy white, light yellow, and sulphur yellow flowers are available in a range of cultivars. It can be used as a partial or full ground cover.
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Scientific Name: Thunbergia Alata
Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan Vine
Plant Type: Tender Perennial, Climbers
Native Range: Tropical Africa
Full Growth Height: 36-96"
Width in Across: 36-72 "
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Blooming Season: Summer (Early, Mid, Late), Fall
Flower: Showy, Evergreen
Flower Color: Yellow-Orange
Tolerate: Drought, Rocky Soil, Dry Soil
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Chalk, Well-Drained, Moist
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Uses: Annual, Ground Cover, Informal and Cottage Gardens, Mediterranean Garden