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Thunbergia Alata

Botanical Name:

Thunbergia alata

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Climbers, Annual, Ground Cover, Vine, A softly pubescent herbaceous twiner

Lifespan

Annual

Flower

Orange to yellow flowers with dark brown-maroon throats 1 1/2" across 5 petals. Blooms summer through fall but best blooms are when the hottest part of summer is over. Can find different cultivar with other flower colors like white, light yellow, and sulpher yellow., Pale to dark yellow flowers (sometimes white) usually red or dark purple in the throat.

Fruit

The fruit develops inside the green bracts of the flower maturing to a tan color. Fruits contain 2-4 semicericular, reticulate seeds., Capsule densely puberulous, depressed globose, 6–9 × 7–12 mm, beak 8–17(–19) mm long, constricted at base.

Benefits
Attracts

Bees

Butterflies

Hummingbirds

Taxonomy

Order

Scrophulariales

Family

Acanthaceae

Genus

Thunbergia

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