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Thunbergia alata 'Salmon Shades'

Black-eyed Susan

This product is produced and supplied in association with Thompson & Morgan

A gentle blend of terracotta shades

Undemanding and easy to grow

Perfect for training onto an obelisk or trellis

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Affectionately known as Black Eyed Susan, this twining annual makes a popular and eye-catching summer climber. Thunbergia alata 'Salmon Shades' is a pretty colour mix with gentle terracotta shades of pink, orange, cream and apricot, each with a characteristic dark eye. This vigorous half-hardy annual is perfect for training over and wigwam of canes in a sunny cottage garden border or twining through a trellis to create a floral screen. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 40cm (16").


1 Packet (8 Seeds) (24199)

Sow Thunbergia seed from February to April on the surface of a good seed compost, and cover with 6mm layer of compost of vermiculite. Place in a propagator at a temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) or seal the seed tray inside a polythene bag until after germination, which usually takes 14- 21 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm (3”) pots and grow on in cooler conditions. When Thunbergia plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting them outdoors in their final positions at a distance of 30cm (12”) apart. Grow Thunbergia in any well drained soil in full sun, and train the twining stems against a suitable support such as an obelisk or trellis.

Feed occasionally and water regularly, especially when grown in a conservatory. Train Thunbergia stems against a suitable support such as an obelisk or trellis.

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