Seeds - Black-Eyed Susan Vine


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Description: Easy to grow! Formula mix of colours including pure white, golden-orange, golden-orange with black centers, pure yellow, and yellow with contrasting black eyes. Great for hanging baskets, containers, or garden trellises. Very easy to start from seed, fast growing, and quick to bloom. Tropical vine native to tropical Africa - easily grown as annual in northern gardens.

Pack Size: 25 seeds

Latin Name: Thunbergia alata
Alternative Names: Clockvine or Spanish Eyes
Main Uses: Ornamental

Zone Hardiness: Annual in Manitoba, 12 weeks (from seed)
Exposure: Full to part sun
Height: Vine
Flower Color: Red, Orange, Yellow, Cream
Flowering Time: Mid-summer to fall

Germination: 10 - 20 days.
Sowing Indoors: 6 - 8 weeks before last frost. Apply Sea Magic from first watering. From second set of true leaves to time of transplanting, alternate between Sea Magic and seed-starting fertilizer (such as Evolve) once per week. Sow 2 seeds per cell.
Planting Depth: 1/2”.
Planting Out: Once all chance of frost has passed and starter plants have been hardened-off.
Spacing: In the garden, 1 - 1 1/2 feet. In containers, 1 - 3 plants per container depending on container size.

Growing in Containers: Black-Eyed Susan Vine is very well-suited to containers and hanging baskets. Provide a 4 to 5 foot trellis in containers.

Fertilizing (Containers): Add 25% quality compost such as Sea Soil to the potting mix. Fertilize biweekly with a balanced organic fertilizer, or, use Jobes organic fertilizer spikes - they are an easy and effective way to fertilize containers and hanging baskets.

Watering (Containers): Water deeply when top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Check every day or two during very hot weather, paying special attention to hanging baskets. Addition of 20% CocoEarth to planters and hanging baskets will reduce the rate of thirst of your hanging baskets and planters.

Growing in Mixed Planters: Very well-suited to mixed hanging baskets where the Black-Eyed Susan Vine will spill out! Pair with blue flowers for maximum effect.

Fertilizing (Garden): Amend beds with quality compost, such as Sea Soil. Additional fertilizer is not required, but Sea Magic will increase the number of blooms as well as the size of the blooms. A bloom-boost fertilizer will also improve blooming.

Watering (Garden): Water deeply as required.

Note: If growing Black-Eyed Susan Vine in the garden, provide a trellis or structure for it to climb

Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.

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