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Thunbergia alata
Black-eye Susan

Thunbergia alata, Black-eye susan


Thunbergia alata, Black-eye susan

Native to the tropics of Africa, this vigorous annual or perennial (in frost-free areas) climber grows quickly to 10 ft (3 m). Its deep green, cordate leaves grow to 3 in (8 cm) long. It bears masses of 2 in (5 cm) wide orange flowers with black throats
Cultivation: They will grow in any reasonably rich soil with adequate drainage.
Full sun is preferred, Support the stems and prune densely packed foliage .
Propagate from seed or cuttings.