Anyone growing salmon black eyed susan vine?

topsiebeezelbub(z7 Al)July 30, 2012

I ordered seeds of salmon shades black eyed susan vine from Thompson Morgan. The leaves are large, light green, very hairy and have concave bumps that make it look like a toad...the leaves are shaped like a fleur de lis. It has not bloomed at all yet. This does not look like any black eyed susan vine I have ever seen, nor like the picture in the catalog. Did I get something by mistake? Anyone grown this before?

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I've grown several varieties of Thunbergia alata, including Salmon Shades and all looked pretty much the same except for the bloom color. The only real difference I noticed was that Raspberry Mousse, which I got as a plant, not started from seed, has never produced any seed pods. Can you post a pic of your vine?

    Bookmark   July 31, 2012 at 8:26AM
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topsiebeezelbub(z7 Al)

Thanks, Karyn1. I looked at lots of photos and what I have is NOT thunbergia alata...guess if it ever blooms I may figure out what surprise they sent me. Hope its purty!

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 3:47PM
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topsiebeezelbub(z7 Al)

Well, it turned out to be picotee blue morning glory! Looks nothing like a morning glory with big tripointed hairy leaves and thick stems. Quite a surprise!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 11:31AM
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