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Thunbergia alata 'Superstar Orange'

Black-eyed Susan

Half-hardy Annual

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A stunning bright orange Black-Eyed Susan with the largest flowers we have ever seen on a seed raised Thunbergia. Vigorous plants quickly cover a trellis against a sunny fence, or look spectacular growing up an obelisk in a container.

Ideal For:
patio, greenhouse, conservatory, walls and fences, exotic garden
Flowering Period:
July, August, September, October
Sowing Months:
February, March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (12 seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 3 days
    • £3.99
Sow February to April into pots or trays of moist seed compost and cover with a 6mm (1/4 in) layer of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator or warm place and keep at a constant temperature of between 20-25C (68-77F). After sowing do not exlude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged, germination will usually take 14-21 days.Additionally a mid summer sowing will produce winter/spring flowering plants in the cool greenhouse.

When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3 in) pots or trays. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost (12in ) apart.

For best results provide a light well drained soil in full sun. Can also be grown in 25-30 cm (10-12 in) containers in the greenhouse or conservatory.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
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Reviews
  1. An update

    By Peter Humphrey 15-07-2013

    Here we are in 2013 and the same plants are doing well after a brief rest they are coming into flower again. I have had more than my moneysworth from these seeds.

  2. Better than expected

    By Peter Humphrey 25-07-2011

    I needed some colour for the conservatory.Easy to germinate and general care. I had flowers all summer/autumn and all through winter in a cool conservatory they stopped flowering April/May and new growth came forth and here we are in July and flowering again so I am looking forward to a colourful winter again.The bees and insects love the flowers so an added benefit.

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