Thunbergia erecta

COMMON NAME

King's Mantle

TYPE

​Shrub

FAMILY

Acanthaceae

NOTES

A vigorous grower with a sprawling form that often gives the plant an attractive, somewhat weepy appearance. The leaves are small and pretty for an overall fine-textured look.  Rich, dark purple flowers with a yellow throat appear all year with the heaviest bloom time being in the winter months. The color tends to be stronger in sun, while shade will produce bluer hues.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Tropical Africa

NATIVE HABITAT

Not known

WEB SOURCES

hihort.blogspot.com

hort.ifas.ufl.edu



Thunbergia erecta