Region: Southern California
I have a black eyed susan vine in my front yard for 3 years now, and it has given me flowers non stop all year long. This vine is a wonderfull & beautiful vine for south calif. region.
I planted this vine with full Western exposure last summer. Initially, it grew well with moderate blooming. As the summer progressed, the foliage continued to grow but the plant stopped blooming completely. It was planted in an area where its neighbors required regular fertilizing. I think the plant was over-fertilized which caused the overgrowth of the foliage and limited blooming. Had the plant bloomed more, it would have been a garden star. I plan to try this plant again in another location this summer, hopefully, with better results.
This annual vine comes in 2 different bloom colours orange and yellow. I recommend the orange blooming vine. The yellow blooming vine seems to fade into the background. I've grown both varieties of vines as annuals for 3 years. It is a pretty and dainty vine. The blooms form an inflated triangular shaped pod similar to balloon flowers that break open into orange or yellow black eyed susan flat shaped blooms with a black center. I mix it with other vines growing on trellises. It starts blooming sproradically in late July until late October. It grows to about 6 feet tall. I've planted it in half barrel planters, flower boxes, hanging pots and into the garden. I've planted it in full sun with eastern, southern and western exposures, it does well in all of them. The vines I've grown in pots are planted in potting mix with smart cote vitamins added. The plants in the gardens are planted in enriched garden soil with smart cote vitamins added. The only extra care needed is regular watering.
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