Thunbergia alata ‘Orange and Red’

Thunbergia alata ‘Orange And Red’

Black-eyed susan

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

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Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Thunbergia alata 'Orange And Red'
  • Common name: Black-eyed susan
  • Family: Acanthaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber
Flower colour:

Orange

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Black-eyed Susan is a native of east Africa and, as might be expected, enjoys warm, slightly humid weather with shelter from cold winds. It used to be regarded as a conservatory climber, but it’s now regularly grown outdoors, both in hanging baskets and in more protected corners of the garden.

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Thunbergia alata ‘Orange and Red’ bears orange flowers with flashes of burnt orange-red, and a contrasting black eye. It’s a vigorous climber and will quickly cover a trellis or obelisk. Grow in moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny spot. It can also be grown in containers.

How to grow Thunbergia 'Orange and Red'

  • Plant size

    2.5m height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Thunbergia 'Orange and Red' and wildlife

Thunbergia 'Orange And Red' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Thunbergia 'Orange and Red' poisonous?

Thunbergia 'Orange And Red' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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