Black-eyed Susan vine is an annual vines with orange-yellow flowers that resemble black-eyed Susans. This vine is an annual and climbs by twining.
This plant has some cultivated varieties. Go to list of cultivars.
All Common Names:
Tree or Plant Type:
- Mixed border,
- Large plant (more than 24 inches)
- Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily),
- Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
- Zone 10,
- Zone 11
- Moist, well-drained soil
Season of Interest:
- Mid summer,
- Late summer,
- Early fall
Flower Color & Fragrance:
Shape or Form:
Size and Method of Climbing
This annual vine can grow up to 8 feet in a season. It is a twining vine. Twining vines climb by twisting their stems or leaf stalks around a support. This type of vine grows well on trellises, arbors, wires or chain-link fences.
This plant needs full to partial sun and a consistent supply of water.
Disease, pests, and problems
No common serious problems.
Native geographic location and habitat
Native to tropical Africa.
Leaves are opposite and coarsely toothed, triangular in shape with winged petioles.
Flowers are orange-yellow with dark throats.
The fruit is a beaked capsule; not ornamentally important.
African Sunset black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata 'African Sunset'): Flowers are a mix of red, pink, salmon and ivory with dark throats.
Amber Eyes black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata 'Amber Eyes'): Flowers are creamy yellow with dark throats.
Arizona Dark Red black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata 'Arizona Dark Red'): Flowers are red or red-tinged (variable colors) with dark throats.
Blushing Susie black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata 'Blushing Susie'): Flowers are shades of red, apricot, pink and ivory with dark throats.
Lemon A-Peel® black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata 'Lemon Star'): Flowers are lemon yellow with dark throats.
Spanish Eyes black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata 'Spanish Eyes'): Flowers are a mix of colors (yellow, red, salmon, apricot) with dark throats.
Superstar Orange black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata 'Superstar Orange'): Flowers are orange with dark throats.
White-flowered black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata 'Alba'): Flowers are white with dark throats.