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Thunbergia grandiflora

Bengal clock vine

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  • Thunbergia grandiflora | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height5m to 10m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourWhite, purple shades
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Thunbergia grandiflora (Bengal clock vine). This is a quick-growing, vigorous evergreen climber, which will grow to about 9m high. The flowers are produced in drooping clusters of large, sky blue to deep violet, trumpet flowers which are borne in mid summer to mid autumn. The leaves are large, toothed, heart-shaped, and are about 20cm long.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

N. India

Interest and use

Conservatory

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • 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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