Blushing Susie Thunbergia
After trialing this new color palette of Thunbergia in our window boxes we thought that it was more muted in appearance as it spilled over the edges, not as aggressive as the golden orange variety. Displays shades of pink, salmon, apricot, and ivory. Once it started blooming for us in early summer it continued until frost. F1 hybrid.
Germination: 10-21 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-75ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and lightly cover the seed
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-75ºF soil temperatures until germination. Transplant 8-12” apart after the last frost.
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow outdoors after the last frost, only in areas with long growing seasons
Growth Habit: Vining, trailing, climbing
Height and Width: 5-8’
Spacing: 8-12” apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Fertile, moist but well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: Blooms in 60-70 days
Uses: Containers and planters, window boxes and hanging baskets, ground cover, growing on fences, walls, trellises, and arbors, attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds
Care: Amend the soil with compost before transplanting. Apply a liquid fertilizer every 3-4 weeks or use a time-release fertilizer at planting time