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I need to transfer a BlackEye Susan from a small pot in which it came to a much larger pot. What kind of soil is best to use.



Is this Thunbergia - the one that climbs (or trails) that we're talking about?

If so, it's an annual, so multi-purpose compost will be fine. Feed with diluted liquid feed once a week or so.

16 Jul, 2012


Thanks for your prompt response. A bit disappointed it's an annual....

16 Jul, 2012


Sorry...but you can grow them from seed, easily!

16 Jul, 2012


In fact, you dont often see them offered in containers. What did the picture on the tag (or catalog) look like, Rose? If it was a golden yellow daisy with a raised dark brown center, that's an upright, herbaceous, short-lived perennial. If it was a trumpet-shaped bloom with a dark center, that's a vigorous annual vine.
Another way to tell is to look at the foliage--if the perennial, it's a cluster of tongue-shaped, fuzzy leaves. If it's the vine, it has heart-shaped, wrinkled leaves on thin, trailing stems.

16 Jul, 2012


They sell them in Garden Centres over here, Tug.

I wasn't sure if Rosedagoo was asking about Thunbergia...'BlackEye Susan' could, as you rightly say, be one of two different plants.

17 Jul, 2012


They used to here, too, but then the source dried up--possibly literally! : )

18 Jul, 2012

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