Vines and Climbers forum→Black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata)

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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jul 9, 2015 6:54 PM CST
Is this vine more a trailer or a climber? I've grown it several times in the past, in hanging baskets, thinking it would hang down... but it always seemed to want to climb up, instead. I have some young plants and am trying to decide how to grow them -- up a trellis, or in hanging pots. Confused
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Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Jul 9, 2015 7:01 PM CST
Mine were always pretty rampant climbers, that being said I bought a mixed hanging basket for my MIL last year and it looked great hanging...guess I wasn't much help huh Blinking Hilarious! Shrug!
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Butterflies Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Weedwhacker
Jul 9, 2015 7:09 PM CST
LOL, Ronnie! Maybe I could put weights on the ends of the vines...
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Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Jul 10, 2015 5:57 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

I do personally think they do and look better climbing Thumbs up
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Butterflies Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Weedwhacker
Jul 10, 2015 7:08 AM CST
I think I'll give that a try for a change... I have to do something with these plants soon! Thumbs up
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Name: Betty
MN zone 4b
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daylilydreams
Jul 10, 2015 7:46 AM CST
I agree they are rampant climbers clinging to anything they can grab onto. I had some in large pots with a tall garden obelisk in each the single plant covered the obelisk in short order. I do like them and have some that are a bright reddish orange color in the same pots this year.
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Butterflies Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Weedwhacker
Jul 10, 2015 9:19 AM CST
Thanks, Betty -- I love the idea of growing them on an obelisk!
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Name: Betty
MN zone 4b
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daylilydreams
Jul 10, 2015 11:12 AM CST
I have grown mine that way for years plus the obelisk looks good when the plants are working on their growth.
If you want to be happy for a lifetime plant a garden!
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Betty MN Zone4 AHS member

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