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Thunbergia alata 'African Sunset'

Thunbergia alata 'African Sunset'

Consumer Information

Alternative Names:

comm. Black Eyed Susan Vine

Narrative Description:

Mid-green, heart shaped leaves with flowers that vary in colour from bright orange to cream with dark contrasting eyes. These are happiest when climbing up tall supports and can be grown in a pot or in the border.

Ideal Conditions:

Best grown in full sun, in well-drained soil with shelter from cold winds.

Possible Situation:

Best used as a central feature in a tub or container, or for the mid border or raised bed.

Resilience:

Tender

Habit:

Climbing

Height x Spread / Trail:

100 x 20 cm

Features:

Typical Season:

Summer

Flower Colour:

orange

yellow

Foliage Colour:

green

Flowering Time:

May - October

Planting Recommendations:

Bed/Border

Raised Bed

Container

Prefers:

Full Sun

Temperature Tolerance:

To keep this plant over winter it must be kept in a frost free area.

Plant Care:

Cultural Information

Family:

ACANTHACEAE

Genus:

Thunbergia

Species:

alata

Cultivar:

African Sunset

Alternative Names:

comm. Black Eyed Susan Vine

Category:

Summer Patio Flowering

Recommended Pot Sizes:

11cm

1Ltr

3Ltr+

Pot Spacing:

Leave enough room so that foliage does not overlap within crop time.

Typical time required from pot to sale:

0 weeks over Winter

0 weeks in Spring / Summer

Based on producing a finished pot size of 1L for plug products and 2L for liner products. (*)

Growing Media / Irrigation / Water Capacity:

Free draining - keep evenly moist

Feeding / Fertilser
(during crop time):

NPK balanced feeding

Feeding Frequency:

Requires normal/regular feeding (Standard EC)

Recommended pH:

Standard 5.0 to 5.5

Growth Regulation PGR:

Due to the current approval situation, please contact your PGR provider

Temperature During Production:

Warm crop 11 - 19C

Temperature During Transport:

12-16C

Availability

Available to Order:

February - July

Recommended Sales Window:

May - September

Forecast Availability:

Wk/Yr:42/1720/18
Qty:115

Please note: this forecasted availability is a guide only. Quantities can be increased or produced earlier on request.

P&D Susceptibility

Common Pests:

Common Diseases:

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Additional Notes (*):

All information provided is based on producing a default finished pot size of 1L for our plug products, and 2L for 7cm and 9cm liner products. For alternative pot sizes please adjust cultural notes accordingly.

Finishing times - Based on average estimated climatic and environmental conditions, and are for guidance purposes only.

Temperature These conditions assume a protected ornamental growing environment. Recommended growing is generally above 5C.

Feeding Does not specify controlled release or liquid fertiliser application. This choice will depend on your conditions, requirements and preferences please contact your fertiliser consultant for suitable products to meet your requirements.

Growing media and pH Is shown for guidance purposes only - please contact your growing media consultant for suitable growing media to meet your requirements.



Disclaimer

This information is for guidance purposes only and is based upon our own growing environment and experience during trials. It is wise to use your own knowledge about your growing conditions and local environment in order to make informed cultural decisions.