An annual, uncomplicated and therefore very common twining vine for house entrances, facades, low walls or balconies. Also suitable as a hanging plant, as well as for interior gardening. The very common varieties "Red Orange" and "New Orange" grow up to approx. 4 meters in height and can be used to hide downpipes, lightning conductors and others.
(also known as "Brown Eyed Susan" - thunbergia alata)
For sunny, or even better half-shady locations that are protected from heavy winds. Moist but water-permeable soil, best enriched with compost. A nutrient-rich humus soil, as well as regular fertilizing and watering, will foster growth and flowers. Susan can be easily be cultivated in pots and hibernate as a pot plant at approx. 6 degrees. Available mostly as seed mixtures or potted plants from spring onwards.
Mandevillas originally come from South Africa and Madagascar. They are annuals in Europe and have to be pre-cultivated before they can be sold and planted outside at the end of May. Individual plants must be 30 - 40 cm apart, 1 meter for pots with several specimens. Growth height depends on the variety - it's usually only about 2 meters, but some strong varieties in a large pot or planted in the garden soil can grow up to 4 meters (see photos). The leaves are heart-shaped, the shoots are twining a little and might be overhanging. The flowers are decorative, with colours varying from white to yellow-orange to brown-red with a brown-black funnel. The varieties "Red Orange" and "New Orange" traded by FassadenGrün belong to the "Sunny Susy"® series and convince with their strong growth and early flowering. In general, all varieties of the black-eyed or brown-eyed Susanne are extremely richly flowering, even in colder summers. The flowering time is from June to October, a single flower lasts about 5 days.