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Lemon A-Peel® Black-Eyed Susan Vine

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  • Height 60-96 Inches
  • Width 18-24 Inches
  • Use as a thriller when using in containers
  • Can grow up to 8 feet tall in 1 season!

A very prolific annual vine in most of the United States, Thunbergia alata, or Black Eyed Susan Vine, can grow up to 8 feet in one season. Bright lemon yellow flowers with dark brown/purple centers blanket this climbing vine. Due to its twining climbing habit, T. alata is most often planted alone or with other climbing twining vines like morning glory and purple hyacinth bean. If you mean it to cascade out of a hanging basket, be aware it will twine around anything in its reach and then start climbing upward if it has the opportunity.

Native to Africa, Zones 10a to 11b, T. alata can be invasive and are restricted in some areas because of this. Please check with your local authorities if you are in these zones. In Zones 3-9 Black Eyed Susan Vines are grown as a warm season annual. In these zones you will find that any rampant growth will soon be taken care of by the return of cold weather.

Lemon A-Peel Black-Eyed Susan Vine Care

Thunbergia alata are heavy feeders and should be fertilized with an all around household fertilizer every four to six weeks if planted in your landscape, and every two or three weeks if in a container. They prefer part to full sun in most regions, but if summers are extremely hot, a light afternoon shade is appreciated. Soil conditions should be moderate to moist, with a pH of 5.8 to 6.2 optimal. Insects can be a problem, watch for aphids, spider mites and leafminers, and apply an insecticidal soap when needed. Compost mulch placed around the base of the vine will feed and shade the roots.

Deadheading is not required as this plant is self cleaning. If the vine starts getting out of its bounds, prune back to keep it under control. Proper placement of this vine, however, should render this a non-issue due to its delightful vining habit that can be quite attractive.

Lemon A-Peel Black-Eyed Susan Vine Spacing

Spacing is crucial here as the vine will spread out and needs room to grow. Maturing at about 8 feet long and 24 inches wide, give plantings 14 to 16 inches of elbow room for optimal appearance. This is a long, continuous bloomer so you will appreciate it more if placed where it can be enjoyed all season long. Because it is a perennial in its native habitat, Thunbergia also makes an attractive houseplant, continuing to bloom if given lots of light and at least 60 degree temperatures. Keep it moist but not soggy for best performance.

Lemon A-Peel® Black-Eyed Susan Vine Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Bloom Period: Planting To Frost
Foliage Color(s) Green
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height Class: Tall
Height: 60-96 Inches
Spread: 18-24 Inches
Spacing: 14-16 Inches
Habit: Climbing
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Container Role: Thriller
Use Types: Container, Hanging Baskets, Landscape
Features: Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Low Maintenance, Deadheading Not Necessary
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Thunbergia alata ''Lemon Star'' USPP 14,371
Common Name: Lemon A-Peel® Black-Eyed Susan Vine
Other Name(s):
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners
SKU:
THULPP

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations