Thunbergia 'African Sunset'

My favourite climber to mix with apricots and purples (such as Rhodochiton) to cover teepees and arches. More
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Black-eyed Susans are fantastic annual climbers, flowering hard until your first hard frost, and covered from soil to sky with open saucer blooms. This variety has flowers in all the colours of a spectacular sunset.

Genus Thunbergia alata 
Variety African Sunset
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Black-Eyed Susan
Border Position Climber
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 1.8m (71in)
Spacing 40cm (16in)
Care Tips Provide support for climbing - best in a sheltered spot.
Flowering July - first frosts
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
The very best annual climbers

Sow these climbers in your garden in the spring, and you'll enjoy them well into the autumn.


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Great climbers that last for ages...

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Reviewed 11th February 2018 by Kevin Williamson

Bought some last year as we'd had trouble getting them locally. Received very healthy plants that grew and grew. Lots of colour and they lasted into December. Really lovely either side of a front door giving a lot of impact.

Beautiful but sent a plain orange variety too

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Reviewed 23rd August 2017 by Kate Halls

I'm giving 5 stars because this is a stunning climber, it flowers forever and everyone comments on it, the only problem is we got another variety in plain orange as well, slight disappointment as they were either side of an archway.

Star Turn

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Reviewed 10th January 2017 by anne parker

I planted 5 plug plants last year and they bloomed and bloomed and climbed and climbed. They attracted many plaudits from my neighbours. I am a hopeless gardener and they were WONDERFUL.