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PlantFiles: Bush Clock Vine, King's Mantle
Thunbergia erecta 'Fairy Moon'

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Thunbergia (thun-BER-jee-uh) (Info)
Species: erecta (ee-RECK-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fairy Moon

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Light Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


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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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral happy_girl On Feb 20, 2009, happy_girl from Redondo Beach, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:

I had this plant growing in a pot on the deck and it was doing fairly well. The leaves were not dark green and some were a bit yellow so I wonder if it wasn't getting enough water? In any event, when it bloomed, I saw both the fairy moon color (pale blue with white framed petal edges) AND the deep purple color like that of the T. Battiscombei!

Could this hybrid be reverting back?

Positive Trudi3 On Feb 26, 2008, Trudi3 from Vero Beach, FL wrote:

This is a beautiful bush. I have it growing in part shade and it does very well. It blooms on new canes so it is helpful to trim it back.


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

Redondo Beach, California
Brooksville, Florida
Vero Beach, Florida
Plano, Texas

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