Blue Trumpet Vine, Laurel Clockvine, Laurel-leaved Thunbergia
Thunbergia laurifolia

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Thunbergia (thun-BER-jee-uh) (Info)
Species: laurifolia (law-ree-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

By air layering

By tip layering

By serpentine layering

By stooling or mound layering

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

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Midland City, Alabama

Prattville, Alabama

Los Angeles, California

Big Pine Key, Florida

Clearwater, Florida

Lake Worth, Florida

Miami, Florida

Ocala, Florida

Seminole, Florida

Kapaa, Hawaii

Koloa, Hawaii

Houston, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Spangle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 19, 2006, Tom_Raven from Adjuntas
Puerto Rico wrote:

Steady vine , likes full sun, may be an escape artist to unwanted areas.