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botanical name:
Thunbergia alata 'Salmon Shades'
Thunbergia alata 'Salmon Shades' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Black-eyed Susan
family:  Acanthaceae
characteristics: climber, evergreen
height: 2.40m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: twining
leaf colour: green
flower colour: orange
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -1°C
USDA zone: 5 to 10
Slender, twining climber, grown as an annual in cool areas but perennial in warm climates. Roughly triangular, mid-green leaves. Very attractive single flowers in varying shades of coppery yellow to soft pinkish salmon orange, all with a dark central eye.

Needs warm conditions to grow well, often treated an annual. Fertile, moist, well drained soil. Full sun or part shade in hot areas.
Grow up a support or allow to trail.

By seed or from cuttings.

Effective cover for a fence or sloping bank

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