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Buy Thunbergia alata 'African Sunset' | Black-eyed Susan | Sarah Raven

Thunbergia alata 'African Sunset'

My favourite climber to mix with apricots and purples (such as Rhodochiton) to cover teepees and arches.
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15 seeds

5 seedlings

5 jumbo seedlings

10 jumbo seedlings

1 x 9cm pot (190186-1)

3 x 9cm pots

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Climber
Position
On a Climbing Support
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - October
Height
1.8m (6ft)
Group/Species
alata
Common name
Black-eyed Susan Vine
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
90cm (36in) - Trailing
Cultivation
Sow indoors late autumn-early spring. Surface sow onto moist well-drained seed compost. Cover seed with 10mm vermiculite. Plant out after the last frosts in a sheltered sunny spot. May also be grown in containers. Provide support.

Description

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.

Care Tips

Water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser once a month. Will require protection from frosts unless grown as an annual.