Thunbergia grandiflora Plant | Bengal clockvine | Blue Trumpet Vine
Bengal clockvine (Thunbergia grandiflora), also known as sky vine or blue trumpet vine, is a woody, perennial climbing plant that is native to Southeast Asia. It is a popular ornamental plant in many tropical and subtropical regions of the world due to its striking blue-purple flowers and fast-growing, vigorous vines.
The plant can grow up to 20 feet tall and produces large, trumpet-shaped flowers that are typically blue or purple, although there are cultivars with white, pink, and lavender blooms. The flowers are borne in clusters and are attractive to hummingbirds, bees, and other pollinators.
Thunbergia grandiflora Plant Features and Care
- It is a fast-growing vine that can grow up to 20 feet in height.
- The plant has large, heart-shaped leaves that are 4 to 6 inches long.
- The flowers are trumpet-shaped and are typically blue, although some cultivars have white or purple flowers.
- The flowers have a diameter of about 2-3 inches.
- Thunbergia grandiflora prefers full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil.
- The plant blooms throughout the year, but more heavily during the warmer months.
- It requires support structures to climb on, such as a trellis, fence, or wall.