Dianthus 'Little Jock' Thunbergia alata
Black-eyed Susan, Thunbergia alata
, is a popular addition to the summer garden and is particularly good for hanging baskets and small containers, where it can scramble through other plants, only really showing itself when its small five-petalled yellow flowers, with the chocolate-purple centres, pop their heads out into the summer sunshine.
Annual climbers such as Thunbergia alata
, morning glory and dwarf sweet peas also make good basket subjects.
Look out for the seeds of Eccremocarpus scaber (Chilean Glory Flower), Thunbergia alata
(Black-eyed Susan), Rhodochiton atrosanguineus, Cobaea scandens (Cup and saucer flower) and Ipomoea tricolour (Morning glory).
Look out for seeds of Eccremocarpus, the Chilean Glory Vine; Rhodochiton, the Purple Bell Vine; Tropaeolum peregrinum, the Canary Creeper; Thunbergia alata
, Black-eyed Susan; Asarina antirrhinifolia, the Twining Snapdragon; Ipomoea purpurea, the Morning Glory and Ipomoea lobata, the Spanish flag.
For quick results, buy ready-grown plants such as Thunbergia alata
, black-eyed Susan Cobaea or Rhodochiton.
For some that like it hot, growamixtureof Eccremocarpus scaber whichproducesred- orangetubularflowers and Black-eyed Susan or Thunbergia alata