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Thunbergia alata 'Raspberry Smoothie'

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Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Thunbergia (thun-BER-jee-uh) (Info)
Species: alata (a-LAY-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Raspberry Smoothie
Additional cultivar information: (aka Smoothie Raspberry)

8 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Vines and Climbers

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Blue-Green

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Chrisak On Apr 7, 2012, Chrisak from Milwaukee, WI wrote:

Last season I planted one in a pot and set it next to a fallen tree branch. As it grew i twined it around the branches and it spread out into a stunning display. Beautiful flowers covered the vines and it covered the entire branch. One of the most fun displays I've grown, and I cant wait to plant it this year!

Neutral NStewart10 On Aug 12, 2011, NStewart10 from Fayetteville, NY wrote:

I love the color of the flowers of this plant, although it hasn't been a vigorous grower. This is the first year I have had it. Recently I set it next to a bird mister, and the leaves are looking very spotted and blotchy. I take it, it does not like to have its leaves sprayed with water. I would love to know if there is anything else I can do to make it a look healthier.

Positive OhioBreezy On Aug 21, 2005, OhioBreezy from Dundee, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Positively a stunning vine to grow, I had mine in a pot, it should have been a hanging basket! Went from pot on ground, up onto plant stand, again to a higher plant stand, AND still it wants to grow. next year it will be IN ground on a trellis of it's own, it is simply the most gorgeous color I have seen. Average watering and this vine will continue to bloom for months as it has done for me!

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fremont, California
Hadley, Massachusetts
Fayetteville, New York
Dundee, Ohio



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