Country of Origin: India {specifically, Mysore, India} Habitat: evergreen climbing vine Description: This evergreen, woody-stemmed climber comes from tropical mountains in the south of India and thrives in frost-free conditions similar to that of its homeland. Hexacentris ; Common Name: Clock Vine Family: Acanthaceae Juss. Grows To: 2-3'H x 4-6'W as perennial, 4-6'H x 6-8'W as evergreen vine This is the average expected mature height by width in feet or inches. Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions. This plant is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful vines in the world and received the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit in 1993. Find Other Plants Like This: Thunbergia (Clockvines)>. Try an advanced search, RHS Registered Charity no. Other details: Unknown - Tell us. Generally disease free. 4-8 metres, Ultimate spread suppliers. Thunbergia mysorensis is a stunning, vigorous vine from southern India where it climbs through trees in tropical montane forests. There was a spectacular vine on an arbor at the UCLA Botanical Garden in the '80s and early '90s. Life Cycle: Half hardy annual. 222879/SC038262, If you enter just a plant name, you will see results from the old RHS Plant Finder and Selector databases. The specific epithet is in reference to Mysore, a city in southern India. For subtropical regions: Hardiness: USDA Zone 10-11. It was interplanted with Thunbergia coccinea, which is basically a lackluster, relatively colorless version of T. mysorensis with shorter inflorescences. It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Availabilty: In Stock. The vines remain perennial in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 and 11, according to the Missouri Botanical Garden, but … Common Names: Clockvine, Black Eyed Susan Vine, Thunbergias, Brick and Butter Vine, Dolls Shoes, Blue Trumpet Vine, Laurel Clock Vine. long (10-15 cm), and spectacular flowers dangling down from the foliage. Foliage, but return from the roots if severely cut back by a frost ( like other Thunbergia: Black Eyed Susan vine, T. erecta, battiscombei, etc ) Amazed at how hardy these seem to be considering how awesome they are. They thrive in sun and evenly moist soil; and, depending on the varietal and growing climate, bloom from early summer through late fall. Being frost-sensitive, it thrives only in frost-free subtropical regions where it blooms from late winter through fall, though flowers more heavily during periods of warmer days and cooler nights. Acanthaceae, Genus A stunning vine originating from India, one … Thunbergia mysorensis.. by wcgypsy: May 8, 2012 5:55 PM: 0: How To Handle? This plant comes from the forests of Southern India where it grows in the forests at elevations up to 3,000 feet. Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs. HARDINESS. Five overlapping petals surround a brownish-purple center tube, masquerading as a center disk. If you select any attributes with or without a plant name, you will see a much narrower selection of results taken only from the old RHS Plant Selector database. Water occasionally to regularly. One of the most popular vines in the world; and rightly so. May live over in Zones CS, TS; USDA 9-11. Water sparingly at other times, Propagation Danger: Unknown - Tell us. Bloom Time: Mid Spring. H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1) H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5) H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10) H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15) H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates ( -20) The species T. alata, T. fragrans , and T. laurifolia have also been described as invasive species in tropical and subtropical regions of the world ( … Mysore clock vine, Family Bloom Size: Unknown - Tell us. RHS members can get exclusive individual advice from the RHS Gardening Advice team. It is fast growing but not as rampant as other Thunbergia. The Lady Slipper Vine is a truly unique and exceptionally gorgeous evergreen climbing vine. Spread 1 inch (2.5 cm) of fresh compost over the soil in the garden bed each spring if Thunbergia grows as a perennial ( USDA hardiness zones 10 and 11) in your area. We have both at Leu Gardens; Thunbergia mysorensis Native: Southern and Eastern Africa, South Asia. Black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata) is a frequent sight in hanging baskets at the garden center. Thunbergia battiescombeii is a.k.a. This vine is fantastic for a high pergola where the pendant flowers can dip down to be viewed from below. Easily grown from seed sown directly in the garden after last frost date. We have combined these two powerful search tools into a single Find a Plant service searching over 250,000 plant records. In St. Louis, it is perhaps best grown as an annual vine that is replaced each spring. Cuttings may be taken from favorite p… Thunbergia is a family of tender perennial flowering shrubs and climbing vines. Common Name: Lady Slipper Vine, Mysore Trumpet Vine, Indian Clock Vine, Brick & Butter Vine, Dolls' Shoes, Tropical Wisteria. Height: 80 to 320 inches (200 to 800 cm). Though it never looking that attractive in the nursery container, once established can be an incredible vine and a beautiful specimen graced the patio on the side of our nursery office for many years until a cold wet year took it out. Thunbergia mysorensis (Brick & Butter Vine) - This evergreen twining vine can grow to 16-25 feet tall by at least as wide with a dense covering of glossy plastic-like dark green lanceolate 4 to 6 inch long leaves. It is a very fast and aggressive grower. Large and dramatic dangling string-like flower spikes up to a yard long hang on the plants from spring through fall. For some bizarre reason they removed the plant(s) of T. mysorensis and let T. coccinea take over. Hardiness Zone: 10: Bloom Season: Spring, Summer, Winter: Sun Requirement: Full Sun: Grows to: 2-3' Minimum Temperature Indoors: 50 It is cold hardy to around 28° F but seems to not like cold wet soils. Look at the flo… Spectacular long chains of yawning red and yellow flowers hang from this tropical looking vigorous twining vine. When in growth water moderately and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly. thunbergia alata Perennial vine grown as annual. 141 North Street Danielson, CT 06239 (860) 774-8038 Call Center hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST. Other common names including Indian Clock Vine, Mysore Clock Vine, Lady Slipper Vine and Dolls Shoes. The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. Grown mostly because of its visual appeal, the black-eyed Susan is the perfect choice for …