Climbing Black Eyed Susan
I used to grow Thunbergia as a child and little did I know, I’d be growing it for sale 40 years later! I have always been attracted to the bright orange flowers with a contrasting black centre ‘eye’. These annual vines have been improved over the years and are now available as a top performing Proven Winner plant. We have planted several as a stand alone variety in large pots. A couple of lucky pots have yellow Lemon A–Peel mixed in them too. Talk about stunning!
We also feature them as ‘thrillers’ in the centre of mixed planters, growing up a tripod support and providing another dimension to the combination. I love them combined with a mix of other strong colours – try with Dragon Wing Begonia Red, Petunia Indigo Charm and Sweet Potato Vine Lime for a colourful vigorous combination. In the ground, Thunbergia are just as effective – just plant in full sun and let the vines climb up whatever support you provide. They are fast growing, colourful, unique and fun!