This Black-eyed Susan, Thunbergia alata
Blushing Susie, is also grown as annual although it is a perennial climber.
Looking good in JuLy Thunbergia alata
Common name: Black-eyed Susan This evergreen perenial climber looks great in hanging baskets and is easy to grow.
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.
Black-eyed Susan (Thunbergia alata
) is particularly slow, but will eventually do its thing.
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).
For quick results, buy ready-grown plants such as Thunbergia alata
, black-eyed Susan Cobaea or Rhodochiton.
Black-Eyed Susan (Thunbergia alata
) is usually grown inside but makes an unusual summer display.
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.
Or consider lightweight annual vines for temporary summer display, such as black-eyed Susan (Thunbergia alata
), morning glory (Ipomoea), or climbing nasturtium.
For some that like it hot, growamixtureof Eccremocarpus scaber whichproducesred- orangetubularflowers and Black-eyed Susan or Thunbergia alata
Plant low-growing vines, such as dwarf sweet peas, black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata
), or small clematis, on the short trellises, and any taller vines on the others.