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Thunbergia vogeliana

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourBlue centred yellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Thunbergia vogeliana. A twining small shrub with opposite simple, elliptical leaves which are crenate or shallowly toothed and produces beautiful, blue, trumpet-shaped flowers with a yellow centre.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Africa

Interest and use

Ornamental

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Needs

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

Cultivation

They are marginally frost hardy to frost tender, They will grow in any reasonably rich soil with adequate drainage. You can propagate from seeds in spring and cuttings in summer.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds in the spring or by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites, whitefly and scale insects under glass.

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