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Black-Eyed Susan Vine 'Spanish Eyes'

Product Description

There are countless ways to enjoy this cheery, sun-loving vine: window boxes, ground cover, on a trellis as a screen, in hanging baskets, decorating mailboxes, and columns. Very fast growing with lush foliage and masses of blooms all summer long in a dazzling, eye-catching array of sunset hues; the petals make a brilliant contrast to the dark, 'Spanish eyes'.

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Botanical Name: Thunbergia alata

Family: Acanthaceae

Native: Africa

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer, otherwise grown as an annual.

Plant Dimensions: 5'–8' long vine; in frost-free areas it may reach 20'.

Variety Information: 1"–1½" wide, varying sunset hues with contrasting dark "eye"

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 65°–80°F.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Transplant outside after average last frost. Use biodegradable pots to prevent root disturbance when transplanting.

Days to Emerge: 15–10 days

Seed Depth: ⅛"

Seed Spacing: 1 seed every 6"

Thinning: Not required.