Black Eyed Susan Vine
Thunbergia alata 'Apricot Smoothie'

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

Category:

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Lake Forest, California

Niceville, Florida

Palm Bay, Florida

Holden, Louisiana

Dayton, Ohio

Lugoff, South Carolina

Harker Heights, Texas

Houston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 12, 2007, PezAmour from Lugoff, SC (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have always loved this showy bright orange, black eyed vine. Humming birds and butterflies love it too. It sows itself year after year and makes a perfect indoor hanging basket in a bright window. Will not tolerate drought or full intense sun. The vine is relativley short and will not become invasive.