Blushing Susie Thunbergia
Thunbergia alata. This stunning thunbergia has flowers that open creamy ivory, then blush to shades of apricot-salmon and deep, rosy-red. This fantastic display of colour is constantly changing and does especially well in summer heat. t is a great vine for fences, posts, obelisks or trellises. Prefers full sun. Attracts hummingbirds. A cheerful addition to hanging baskets and as a vine for fences and trellises. Best started indoors 8 weeks before last frost. Approximately 10 seeds/pkg.
Start inside 6-8 weeks before last frost, sowing 2-3 seeds in peat pots, thinning to one seedling after germination. Lightly cover seed and keep warm (21-24 degrees C). Will germinate in 10-21 days. May also be direct seeded after last frost in areas with long summers. Transplant 2 weeks after last frost into a full sun to part shade location. Space 6-8 inches apart.
Fertilize regularly and do not allow to dry out.