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Thunbergia alata 'African Sunset' (Black-eyed Susan 'African Sunset')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Thunbergia alata 'African Sunset'

Other names

Black-eyed Susan 'African Sunset'

Genus

Thunbergia Thunbergia

Variety or Cultivar

'African Sunset' _ 'African Sunset' is a climbing annual with mid-green, heart shaped leaves. In summer, it produces flowers from brick-red to soft-cream, all with dark centres.


Thunbergia alata 'African Sunset' is: Deciduous

Habit

Climbing, Twining

Flower

Cream, Reddish-brown in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Thunbergia alata 'African Sunset' (Black-eyed Susan 'African Sunset') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.6m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Conservatory, Containers, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny, sheltered position. Provide a means of support for climbing.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Thunbergia alata 'African Sunset'

Other names

Black-eyed Susan 'African Sunset'

Genus

Thunbergia Thunbergia

Variety or Cultivar

'African Sunset' _ 'African Sunset' is a climbing annual with mid-green, heart shaped leaves. In summer, it produces flowers from brick-red to soft-cream, all with dark centres.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Climbing, Twining


Colour

Flower

Cream, Reddish-brown in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Thunbergia alata 'African Sunset' (Black-eyed Susan 'African Sunset') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.6m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Conservatory, Containers, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny, sheltered position. Provide a means of support for climbing.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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