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

Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Redondo Beach, California

Brooksville, Florida

Vero Beach, Florida

Plano, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

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.