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Lemon 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


    I go ABOVE and BEYOND.

    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.

    Lemon A-Peel® Thunbergia alata ''Lemon Star'' USPP 14,371
  • 8 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I love this plant. I have grown it for two years in Utah's dry, hot summers, and it has been the focal point of my front garden. Last year, I had it in containers on either side of my front stairs. The vine grew to the top of my 4' trellis, so I added an extension to the trellis, and the vine continued to grow and produce amazing blossoms. By the end of the summer, it was creating an arch across my front porch. It received 7+ hours of sun every day, with multiple days of over 100 degrees. I kept it on a drip and used Proven Winners water-soluble fertilizer weekly. Neighbors would often stop and knock on my door to tell me how beautiful it was and ask where they could get it.

      Tonja Vincent
      , Utah
      , United States
      , 43 min ago
    • Container planted, 6+ hours full sun, watered it daily. The vine took off beautifully, climbing a trellis in the container. So much fun to watch these dainty, cheerful flowers bloom all summer. I would plant this sunny vine again and again.

      K Gallotta
      , Virginia
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
    • I use to have vine in Az. I planted it under our cotton woods trees along a chain link fence for extra shade from our hot summer months. It came back every year.

      , Texas
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
    • I purchased hanging baskets of these and have thoroughly enjoyed them all summer. Just beautiful flowers all over and the vines climbed up their hangers so much I lowered them on chains so they would keep vining. The results have been outstanding. My whole family has lived these baskets. I will definitely get them again for next year. Just beautiful!

      , 4 years ago
    • One plant completely covered 5 feet of fence! It's never out of bloom and comes back year after year here.

      wendy spakowski
      , California
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • One plant completely covered 5 feet of fence! It's never out of bloom and comes back year after year here.

      wendy spakowski
      , California
      , United States
      , 9 years ago
    • Barneys Blooms
      , Indiana
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
    • a beautiful vine/bright color and grows so fast with many blooms/still blooming 11/13/09. very hardy.

      Linda Harmon
      , Missouri
      , United States
      , 12 years ago
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