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Thunbergia mysorensis
  • RHS AGM

Mysore clock vine

T. mysorensis is a vigorous evergreen climber with twining stems to 6m, with elliptic leaves and 2-lipped flowers 5cm in length, with a gaping yellow throat and reflexed dark red lobes

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Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Red Yellow Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1B
Botanical details
Family
Acanthaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Climbing
Genus

Thunbergia can be annuals or perennials, often twining climbers, with simple opposite leaves and trumpet-shaped or salver-shaped flowers borne singly in leaf axils, or in racemes, in summer

Name status

Correct

Plant range
W.India

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow under glass in a loam-based potting compost in bright filtered light with shade from hot sun. When in growth water moderately and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly. Water sparingly at other times

Propagation

Propagate by seed or softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
Pruning

Pruning group 12

Pests

May be attacked by glasshouse whitefly, glasshouse red spider mite, aphids and scale insects when grown under glass

Diseases

Generally disease free

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