King's Mantle (Thunbergia erecta)

South Florida, FL(Zone 10b)

King's Mantle
Thunbergia erecta

Lovely plant with gorgeous color.

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Wilmington, DE(Zone 7a)

Wow what a huge plant! Looks like a tree from the size of the stems! And the flowers are as you described! I can't wait for my T. battescombei to flower again, it is waking up from enduring winter in my sunroom.


South Florida, FL(Zone 10b)

Hi Joseph,

I have 3 very large Thunbergias, right now they must be close to 6'. I let them grow to that height and then I cut them down to 4' at the end of spring. By the end of the summer, they can reach 6' plus so I have to prune them again. I have to do this with most of my plants, they tend to grow huge if I don't control them.


Wilmington, DE(Zone 7a)

That's fantastic, jnana! At most I can expect my Thunbergia to get is 3 feet tall, but I am sure that is a container effect.

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