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Thunbergia grandiflora planted in San Marcos Growers garden
 
The Blue Skyflower has been called by some "the most beautiful vine in the world" (See Menninger). It is a vigorous evergreen vine in the Acanthus family (Acanthaceae) that comes from northern India. From the rope-like stems, that can reach to the top of large structure or even cover a good sized tree, emerge the dark green leaves that are often 4-5 inches long and have a slightly toothed margin. The beautiful 3 inch wide pale blue flowers are cup-like with pale yellow to cream blue striped centers. This plant can be in bloom at nearly any time of year but will sulk during cold months. Plant in full sun or in a shaded location (this vine will find the sun!). Although root hardy to below 20 degrees F, the stems will freeze back when temperatures get much below 25 degrees F. The rampant growth of this vine can be somewhat controlled by giving or withholding irrigation - once established it needs only be watered occasionally.

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