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Thunbergia alata Lemon Star ~ Yellow Black Eyed Susan Vine

Thunbergia alata Lemon Star grows best in a warm spot in the garden in the Winter Thunbergia Lemon Star will be damaged or killed with even a light frost. The Yellow Black Eyed Susan Vine is not nearly as aggressive nor as hardy as Thunbergia gregorii, but has much the same look with its fuzzy wrinkled leaves and tendrils, most of the good with a little less of the aggression . . . hmmm, starting to like this plant. Thunbergia alata Lemon Star can grow 8 - 10 feet. The flowers look very striking due to the dark purple center and they will be covered in bloom most of the year, possibly excepting the depths of winter. Thunbergia alata Lemon Star will perform well even in lightly shaded garden settings. This may be a good strategy in areas that are a little marginal as the shade protection will offer a couple of extra degrees of tolerance. In the banana belt portions of the inland valleys I prefer to plant Thunbergia alata Lemon Star against the house to take advantage of a little shared warmth.

Thunbergia alata Lemon Star, Yellow Black Eyed Susan Vine

Yellow flowers with an almost black throat - Thunbergia alata Lemon Star - Yellow Black Eyed Susan Vine. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.