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Thunbergia coccinea

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to March
  • Height4m to 9m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourOrange red
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Thunbergia coccinea. This is an evergreen, perennial twining climber. The leaves are narrowly elliptic, toothed, dark green and about 20cm. The flowers are tubular and orange-red and are borne in pendent racemes in late winter to early spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

India, Burma

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are marginally frost hardy to frost tender, They will grow in any reasonably rich soil with adequate drainage.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in spring and cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites, whitefly and scale insects under glass.

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