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|Botanical Name:||Thunbergia alata|
|Life Cycle:||Annual, tropical tender perennial|
|Planting Time:||spring or summer|
|Height:||5' to 6'|
|Exposure:||full sun to light afternoon shade|
|Soil:||nutrient rich, moist soil|
|Bloom Time:||summer to mid fall|
|Flower:||yellow and white|
|Propagation:||seeds or cuttings|
|Suggested Use:||arbors, trellises, walls, fences and hanging baskets|
|Growing Hints:||Start seed indoors 6 to 8 weeks before last frost or transplant seedlings 6 inches apart after night temperatures have reached at least 50º. Seedlings grow slowly, reaching 5 to 6 feet high with good supports. Vines flower poorly during high heat and humidity, but come back after the peak of summer heat subsides.|
|Interesting Facts:||There are nearly 100 different species of Thunbergia-both shrubs and vines. Species are native to Africa and India, where flowers on some species grow to several feet in length.|
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