Black-Eyed Susan Vine
Thunbergia alata 'Spanish Eyes'
Anyone that knows me can tell you I’m absolutely terrible when it comes to growing things from seed. This is actually my third attempt to grow Black-Eyed Susan Vines from seed and I finally succeeded. This particular one is called ‘Spanish Eyes’ and the seeds were a birthday gift from my very dear friend Carol. My first tries at growing them was using seed from the traditional yellow flowered vine.
I love, love, love this vine and I hope it produces enough seed for me to replant them next year. It comes in a variety of colors and I can’t wait to get more of them. It is an annual in my area so I will have to clean up the dead vines every year and I’m not particularly thrilled about that fact. I’m hoping this won’t be a major chore so I won’t be discouraged from planting more of this charming little plant.