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Thunbergia alata - Black Eyed Susan -Fresh Seeds

Thunbergia alata - Black Eyed Susan -Fresh Seeds


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Black Eyed Susan - Pretty Climber - Fresh Seeds

Black Eyed Susan - Pretty Climber - Fresh Seeds

Thunbergia alata - Black-Eyed Susan

You are bidding for a pack of 15 seeds of this pretty perennial climber.

A native of Southern Africa, this is a perennial plant that has found its way into our gardens as an annual, like so many others from that region. Despite this, it is a perennial, it will grow more strongly and spectacularly each year, it is just its ease of cultivation from seed (and the difficulty faced when trying to strike cuttings) that continue to keep this clumped in with the annuals. Indeed in time the stems can reach 10 metres in length or more.

It is a slender climbing plant, with heart shaped leaves. It climbs by twining its stems around whatever is in the way, so provide it with a frame or canes to see it at its best. It can be grown to good effect up a pyramid structure, with a plant or two at each corner. However you grow it, it is a welcome addition to any garden. The flowers are golden yellow trumpets with a dark and contrasting eye (hence common name). They are produced in profusion even on young plants throughout the whole summer. Grow it in the conservatory or greenhouse and it may still be in bloom at Christmas!

From seed to flowers in around 12 weeks, this is an easy to grow plant whichever way you look at it and remember its a perennial, so no need to throw it away at the end of the season, just find a frost free home for it and enjoy it again next year!

Growing Instructions

I always sell seeds that I have experience of growing so the instructions provided represent 1st hand experience. These instructions may change over the course of time (as I find out more about the plants and seeds) but the details that you will be provided with, at purchase, represent the latest version. If you have any questions concerning the culture requirements of this or any other item I am selling please contact me:

I will be happy to provide extra details you require.

Bidding on more than 1 item?

I will always combine shipping wherever this is possible and all auctions finishing within a SEVEN day period will qualify.  If I have not sent an invoice, please e-mail me for a combined invoice when you have finished bidding/buying, doing this will almost certainly save you money. 

Due to the varying weights of the seeds it is not possible to apply a standard discount without overcharging for the majority of cases.  Additionally I cannot apply a postal discount unless PayPal payments are combined.

General Disclaimer

All seeds sold are fresh and are stored in conditions suitable to promote the viability of that particular type of  seed.  All plants are guaranteed to be free from disease when supplied. 

Germinating seeds and growing plants are subject to many other factors including the conditions under which they are raised (including but not limited to: Light, moisture, soil, humidity) and the skill of the individual grower.  As the vendor, such  factors are completely outside of my control and all seeds and plants are supplied on this basis.


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Postage & Handling


I aim to dispatch all orders within 24 hours of confirmed payment, although during busy periods this may not be possible

All orders are sent out in strict rotation (first come, first served), please see my shop pages for details as to the anticipated delivery times and what to do if an item fails to arrive

International Customers

I will now only be charging two rates for postage for all orders of seeds REGARDLESS of the number of packs bought.

  1. European Rate
  2. Rest of World Rate

You must ask for a combined invoice before paying. Once payment has been made, orders will not normally be retrospectively combined

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Type Seeds
Condition New
Sub-Type Climbers

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