Thunbergia alata 'African Sunset'

My favourite climber to mix with apricots and purples (such as Rhodochiton) to cover teepees and arches. More
15 seeds 153028 £3.95 In stock
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5 seedlings 190186-5 £6.95 Delivery early May
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10 seedlings 190186-10 £12.50 Delivery early May
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3 x 9cm plants 190186-3 £9.95 Delivery early May
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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
Group/Species 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
Advice
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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Reviewed Yesterday by Linda

The three garden ready plugs are still blooming their socks off over an obelisk in a large pot. It’s mid October in Mid Sussex and they look spectacular. I have grown thunbergia before from seed but found they took time to germinate and took a long time to get established in the large display pot, so will definitely buy the plugs again next year.

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Reviewed 13th October 2018 by Jill

Strong seedlings grew well

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Reviewed 12th October 2018 by Marie-Anne

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Reviewed 12th October 2018 by Valerie

Strong plants which have flowered all summer.

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Daughne

contrasted well with the collection and still in flower

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Reviewed 7th October 2018 by Fiona

Pretty little flower and grew well. Also nice Autumn leaf colour. Delivery and packaging very good.

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Linda

Great service. Have an obelisk covered in these flowers.

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Linda

Really good, flowered constantly

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Elizabeth

Lovely strong seedlings that have flowered all summer longer

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by David

Not as vigorous as others I have had but nice.

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Reviewed 11th September 2018 by Iris

Made great progress climbing up pyramids and are stll covered in buds.

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Reviewed 5th September 2018 by Iris

Made great progress climbing up pyramids and are stll covered in buds.

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Jayne

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Margaret

I love these plants the change of colour as they grow had been really ;lovely in our pots.

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Mr Pipe

All seedlings performed as expected.

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.