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Orange A-Peel® Black-Eyed Susan Vine Thunbergia alata

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
8' 2' 2.4m 61cm
Height: 5' - 8'
Spread: 18" - 2'
Height: 1.5m - 2.4m
Spread: 46cm - 61cm
  • Details

    60 - 96 Inches
    14 - 16 Inches
    18 - 24 Inches
    1.5m - 2.4m
    36cm - 41cm
    46cm - 61cm


    This annual vine, will give you color all summer long, while climbing happily up whatever support you give it.  Fast growing and fun, kids and adults alike will love it.

    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary


    Plant Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    60 - 96 Inches 1.5m - 2.4m
    Trails Up To: 
    96 Inches 2.4m
    14 - 16 Inches 36cm - 41cm
    18 - 24 Inches 46cm - 61cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Uses Notes: 

    Great for use in landscapes and containers.  If grown in a hanging basket it will climb the chains, which can look pretty cool.  Given something to climb on in landscapes and upright containers, it will do so, otherwise it will sprawl and potentially climb nearby plants.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Easy to care for.  No deadheading is necessary.

    Orange A-Peel® Thunbergia alata ''Orange Wonder'' USPP 14,767
  • 15 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I have had the same issues as other reviewers. In cooler weather, it blooms just fine, but in the heat of the summer, it did not bloom.

      , New York
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I have had the same issues as other reviewers. In cooler weather, it blooms just fine, but in the heat of the summer, it did now bloom.

      , New York
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I planted it late spring and it grew just fine, but would not bloom for me. As soon as the weather got cool, it started blooming like crazy. Here it is the end of December and it’s full of blooms. I’m in 7B and we have had plenty of below freezing temperatures.

      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • Omg gorgeous! The color is INTENSE, and looks unreal! It didn’t do anything but grow leaves for like 5 months, then as a last resort, I planted it in a large pot with a bougainvillea against a southwest facing brick wall with a regular drip system, and wow! It didn’t happen immediately, but it’s now blooming like crazy with the cooler but still humid December Houston weather. Leaves still evenly deep green without chlorosis, and saturated colored blooms. I’m waiting to see if it will regrow from the roots or reseeding itself this coming spring.

      , Texas
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • This is one of my favorite plants. I have all (I think) colors in yellow (my favorite), orange, red, burgundy/pink, and white, Pastels bloom year round and have it on large arbors and going up fishing line (looks spectacular); Orange is most dynamic color but being less pastel, will quit blooming in hot weather (July-September) and then come back in fall. If you have having mixed success with this vine as some reviewers indicate, (IMHO) DO NOT FERTILIZE and cut back on the watering; thrives on neglect and being ignored (much like my ex-wife). Prefers poor soil. If you can, start with garden soil but nothing rich; add B1 but no fertilizer. Vines are my favorite group and this is my favorite vine. Out blooms anything else. Keep those hands dirty.

      Phillip Harris, PhD.
      , California
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • Absolutely LOVE this vine! So easy to grow, flowers are beautiful.

      Kristine Y
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • Purchased this plant early Spring with hopes of having beautiful display of orange flowers all summer long. Probably got 4 additional blossoms after planting on trellis which vines grew to about 8 ft tall and then nothing. Plenty of sunshine, well watered and fertilized. Will never plant again. I will go back to Morning Glory!

      Jerry McClead
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • Peggy King
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
    • Had flowers when I planted it in a large container but no new flowers bloomed. Vines grows like crazy. One in total sun one in part sun. Very disappointed.

      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
    • really like this plant

      J. Neirinck
      , Manitoba
      , Canada
      , 12 years ago
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