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Clock Vine (Thunbergia gregorii)



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I love this plant. I think it originates from South Africa where it grows happily. It is prolific and likes full sun, it has been a fantastic addition to my garden but here in the UK it should be treated as an annual. The seeds can be gathered from the pods and stored, cuttings are also a good way of getting more plants, these can be gathered when the vine is chopped down before the hard frosts arrive. My main plant has set out some runners, like a strawberry would which have rooted in the pot, so I'm hoping these will be next years growth. I have just covered mine with a bell cloche and wrapped fleece around the pot and the edges of the cloche. It may survive our winter, but we'll have to wait and see

16 Nov, 2007

 

Thanks for so much detail about this stunning plant.

Did it survive the winter ? What happened to the runners?

I love the shades of apricot in the petals.

24 Aug, 2008

 

Yep it did survive he winter and has been flowering away this year too. I did write a blog on this subject not so long ago, check it out

24 Aug, 2008



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