Thunbergia Bush

Thunbergia Bush
Optimal Light: Part shade
Light Range: Full sun to part shade
Soil Moisture: Low to medium
Native: No
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Perennial: N/A
 
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 4 – 6 ft.
Mature Spread: 5 – 8 ft.
Soil Texture: Any
Soil pH: Any
Salt Tolerance: Low to None
Hardiness Zone: 10b-11

King’s Mantle, Thunbergia erecta

Thunbergia shrubs are exuberant purple flowering plants that can dress up any South Florida garden.This shrub is a vigorous grower with a sprawling form that often gives the plant an attractive, somewhat weepy appearance. The leaves are small and pretty for an overall fine-textured look.It blossoms with velvety flowers all year, more in warmer months. ‘King’s Mantle’ has a rich, dark purple flower with a yellow throat. The color tends to be stronger in sun and look more blue in a bit more shade. These plants can be kept around 4 or 5 feet tall, though you can let them get much larger.Though lush and full during warm weather, this plant can look threadbare in winter so avoid making it a front yard focal point unless the area is a sheltered one.The lesser-known ‘Blue Moon’ variety has violet-blue blossoms and ‘Alba’ has white blooms. A relative is the exquisite Sky Vine

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