|Thunbergia Vines, Rudbeckia, Zinnia|
|Scientific Name: Thunbergia alata
Common Name: Black eyed Susan vine; Clock vine
Type: Tender perennial grown as an annual
Bloom season: blooms from summer till frost
Flower colors: dainty, funnel shaped flowers that vary in color from white to yellow, orange yellow, red, orange, red orange and white
Height: 6-8 ft.
Growth Rate: Rapid
Site & Soil: Sun to Part Shade; does not like intense heat; prefers light, well drained soil and moderate to light fertilization
Humidity: doesn't bloom well during high summer heat and humidity, but they will make up for lost time when the weather cools off, blooming well into October.
Water: Water regularly; do not over water
Spacing: 24-36 in.
Propagation: From herbaceous stem cuttings; from seed; Take cuttings from over wintered plants or sow seeds indoors six to eight weeks before the last frost.
Collecting Seeds: Allow seed heads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds;
Pests & Diseases: susceptible to spider mites, white flies, and scale insects.
Hardiness Zone: 9 - 10
Comments: suitable for growing indoors. Start seedlings indoors in warm moist soil (germinates in 10 to 21 days);
|Thunbergia ' Redshades' photo on Masked Images Cd Vol. 4|
|Zinnia 'Profusion Orange'|
Bloom season: blooms all summer
Flower colors: pink, white, red, yellow, orange
Height & Spread: 12 inches tall; 12 inches wide
Site & Soil: full sun; part shade; well drained soil
Special interest: good for cut flowers
Zones: hardy in zones 8 - 11
|Zinnia 'Profusion Orange' photo on Masked Images Cd Vol. 1 & 3|
|RUDBECKIA 'Prairie Sun'|
Bloom season: Flowers bloom all summer. Light and dark yellow petals
with green center.
Height & Spread: 2 1/2 feet tall; 2- 4 feet wide
Site & Soil: full sun to part shade; any well drained soil.
Propagation: divide clumps in autumn or spring.
Zones: 4 - 10
|Rudbeckia yellow/green center photo on Masked Images Cd Vol. 4|