Black-Eyed Susan Vine Seeds


4.3 out of 5 stars
(10 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Inspiring poets with its beauty, this 1800s heirloom can be enjoyed in window boxes, hanging baskets, as a ground cover, as a screen, on a trellis or fence, and decorating mailboxes and columns. You will be rewarded with lush foliage and masses of blooms all summer long in vibrant orange, yellow, and white; the colorful petals make a striking contrast to the black "eye".
$1.99 20 seeds

Botanical Name: Thunbergia alata

Family: Acanthaceae

Native: Africa

Hardiness: Perennial USDA zones 10 and 11, otherwise grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: 5'–8' long vine; in frost-free areas it may reach 20'.

Variety Information: 1"–1½" wide, vibrant white, yellow, and orange flowers, some with and some without a contrasting black "eye".

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 65°–80°F.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Transplant outside after average last frost. Use biodegradable pots to prevent root disturbance when transplanting.

Days to Emerge: 15–20 days

Seed Depth: ⅛"

Seed Spacing: 1 seed every 6"

Thinning: Not required

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Black-Eyed Susan Vine Seeds Reviews

10 reviews

All the seeds I ordered on 2.15.19

5 out of 5 stars Aug 15, 2019
I LOVE YOUR SEEDS!! Everything I ordered in this order and the "Water wise Mix" I ordered have all grown beautifully. I've been making notes all summer and will re-order most of the seeds, earlier in January, however. The Morning Glories and China Asters are particularly beautiful, still blooming and hardy, healthy plants. Thank you for a dependable, natural source of seeds for a devoted Colorado Master Gardener!
Kathi Thistlethwaite from CO

Did well in my garden

4 out of 5 stars Aug 28, 2019
They are pretty
Patricia C from AZ

The very Best

5 out of 5 stars Nov 4, 2019
This is an awesome vine and exceeded my expectation!
Robert Waters from MI

So Pretty and Worth the Wait

5 out of 5 stars Jul 20, 2020
I started these indoors in early spring and moved them outside too early so my seedlings died, but I tried again in early summer and they are now blooming. I'm going to plant more next year and cover my fence with these beautiful vines!
Jessica from CA

nice vine but no flowers

3 out of 5 stars Jul 26, 2020
I am in zone 8b so it gets really hot in south Texas. This vine is lovely and long and the deer have ignored it. I started it in a 4 inch pot and transplanted it successfully in the spring. I have given it regular flower food and compost. But I have seen only a few flowers all season! I was hoping for a better show. Did I miss something in its care?
Adriana from TX
Owner Response: Adriana, I would hold off on adding compost which could be high in nitrogen, feeding green growth instead of flowers. Continue with the flower food and see if any nutrient imbalance is corrected.

Great old fashioned annual

5 out of 5 stars Aug 8, 2020
I bought these neat hanging baskets and my first thought was B E Susan vine, I'll do this again for sure
Keith Bullins from NC

Beautiful but incredible hardy plant

5 out of 5 stars Aug 30, 2020
This is one of the easiest container flowers. Plant it after last frost and let it be- keep it watered but not wet and away it goes. We have had a very dry summer and this is so pretty and doing great.
Donna Harris from IA

A great spreading vine

5 out of 5 stars Nov 13, 2021
I started these from seed easily, and planted out in June (zone 3). Over the summer, they grew, spread out and bloomed prolifically, with 6 plants easily covering a 12x4 foot fence.
Sharon from WI

Did not grow

1 out of 5 stars Dec 12, 2021
The vines did not thrive and I had no flowers.
Jeanne from MA
Owner Response: Hi Jeanne, Thank you for sharing your experience. It sounds like the seeds germinated but didn't thrive in their environmental conditions. We are always happy to help troubleshoot growing conditions--please don't hesitate to contact us. Here are some tips for growing black-eyed-susan vine: rich, moist, Soil: well-drained soil, add organic material to improve drainage and fertility if needed. Water: keep moist, but not soggy. Exposure: Performs best in full sun with afternoon shade. Fertilizer: Fertilize monthly with a high-phosphorous, liquid fertilizer if blooms are sparse. Happy gardening!

first time growing and a huge success!

5 out of 5 stars Jan 24, 2022
This was my first time growing a black-eyed susan vine plant and it was a huge success in my garden, I am hoping to see them come back this summer and if not I will definitely buy these seeds again next summer.
Ruth from NY

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