Black-Eyed Susan Vine
Tropical, typically twining plants noted for showy flowers. Some of the perennial sorts grow fast enough to bloom the first season and can be treated as annuals. Those grown as perennials are evergreen in mildest climates. In cooler part of range, tops may be killed by light frost, but roots usually stay alive to send up new stems. Provide rich, well-drained soil. Good greenhouse plants.Thunbergia alata
From tropical Africa. To 10 ft., with triangular, 3-in., medium green leaves. Blooms all summer long; tubular flowers flare out to 1 in. wide, come in white and a variety of colors, all with purple-black throat. Start seed indoors; set plants out in good soil in a sunny spot as soon as weather warms. Display in hanging basket or window box, use as ground cover, or train on strings or low trellis.
Southeast Asia. Will probably reach 25 ft. and spread half as wide. Medium dark green leaves. It has s...
Native to tropical parts of Africa, America, and the Pacific Islands, the species grows to 7 ft. high ...
Native to Australia and the South Pacific. Small feather palms with slender, ringed trunks and well-de...