Black-Eyed Susan Has Gone Technicolor!

Black-Eyed Susan Seed Collection

Item # 90417
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All the Best of this Vining Favorite!

The traditional orange, plus a warm blend of antique pastel shades and a white-flowered variety!
Black-Eyed Susan has been a beloved favorite in American gardens for decades, and now she's got two jazzy new cousins to liven up her long summer-to-fall season! Easy to grow from direct-sowing in any sunny location, these vines reach5 to 8 feet long and sport masses of brilliant 1¼- to 1½-inch blooms over a long, long season. And now you can get a variety of looks from Black-Eyed Susan, from the traditional golden yellow to a pure white to a mix of antique shades of pink, salmon, and peach!

This collection contains 1 packet each of 3 varieties, for a total of 3 seed packets.

The original Black-Eyed Susan is indispensable for any sunny garden! These golden-orange blooms surround dark centers (as you might expect from the name!), and arise by the hundred, or maybe even thousand, on vining plants. Butterflies adore Black-Eyed Susan, and once you grow it, you will too!

White-Eyed Susie takes those golden-yellow petals and turns them pure white! The blooms are The centers are smaller and darker, creating a fabulous black-and-white look that complements any design. Same great vining habit and nonstop summer blooms!

Lastly, Sunrise Surprise adds a kaleidoscopic infusion of colors into the mix, each bloom bearing a unique mixture of creamy yellow, rosy pink, and peach/salmon tones all burnished with an antique look. These soft, beautiful blooms come on profusely, adding plenty of warm notes to the white and yellow mix.

This collection saves you money and brings the easiest and most beautiful summer-flowering annuals into your garden. Enjoy all 3 varieties this year!

Item Form
Bloom Start to End
Early Summer - Early Winter
Plant Height
5 ft - 8 ft
Bloom Size
1.25 in - 1.5 in
Additional Characteristics
Flower, Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Ever Blooming, Free Bloomer, Trellises
Bloom Color
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Moisture Requirements
Moist,  well-drained
Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance
Normal,  loamy
Outdoor, Vines and Climbers, Beds, Containers
Thunbergia is the botanical name for Black-Eyed Susan Vine
Thunbergia Germination Information

Thunbergia Seed Germination How to Sow Thunbergia:
  • Best sown indoors, 6-8 weeks before last frost, at alternating 68 and 86°
  • Expect germination in 10-15 days
  • Seeds can also be sown outdoors, after all danger of frost has past in the spring
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Thunbergia:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Site 1 foot apart in full sun or light shade in an acidic to neutral, light, rich, moist, well-drained soil

Temperature: The plants do not like excessive heat and will flower best when summer is a bit cooler

Additional Care: Feed monthly with a high phosphorus fertilizer. Tolerant of humidity, pollution, exposure, and wind

Appearance and Use:

The following are climbing vines for covering fences, posts, stakes, or any small structure. As short vines, to 6 feet long, they can also be planted in hanging baskets and window boxes and be allowed to trail downwards. They have dark green, arrowhead-shaped leaves and when grown outside are covered in flowers from summer to fall (when the weather is cooler); in the greenhouse they flower in the winter. Thunbergia alata has 11/2 inch, tubular flowers in white, orange, or yellow—all with black throats. Thunbergia gregorii has 21/2, tubular, deep orange-red flowers without black throats

About Thunbergia:
Pronunciation:  thun-ber’je-å
Lifecycle:  Annual*
Origination: Acanthaceae, native to tropical Africa
Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan Vine

*Grown as annuals, but are tender perennials that may overwinter in Zone 8