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Growing Clock Vine (Thunbergia)

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The brightly colored flowers that adorn this annual vine make a beautiful addition to your garden. This is a guide about growing clock vine (thunbergia).


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February 21, 2006
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
Hardiness: 9-11
Bloom Time: summer to mid fall
Flower: yellow and white
Foliage: green
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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