Thunbergia alata 'Salmon Shades'
Black-Eyed Susan 'Salmon Shades'
Thunbergia alata 'Salmon Shades' (Black Eyed Susan) is a very attractive, vigorous climber with unique blooms of soft salmon shades, each with a distinct central black eye. Perfect for containers or in hanging baskets. Height: 120-150cm (4-5ft).
|Botanical name||Thunbergia alata|
|Common name||Black-Eyed Susan 'Salmon Shades'|
|Flowering time||Summer, Autumn|
|Plant type||Flower Seeds|
|Season of interest||Summer, Autumn|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||1.1m - 1.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.6m - 1m|
|Useful/additional information||Sow March to April. Soak seeds overnight in cold water before sowing. Sow at 20-30C (68-86F) on the surface of a free draining, damp seed compost. Cover with a layer of compost, 6mm (1/8 inch) deep. Place in a propagator or seal container in a polythene bag until after germination which takes 1-21 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination. Transplant when large enough to handle into 13cm (5 inch) pots. Grow on in cooler, well lit conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 30cm (12 inches) apart. For pot plants, plant into loam-based soil in 2cm (8 inch) pots. Prefers a sunny, sheltered, warm site. Flowers mid summer to autumn.|