Species black-eyed Susan
orange flowers with brown center, green leaves  and stems

black-eyed Susan

Thunbergia alata 'VOLTHU 1007' SUNNY ARIZONA GLOW

Black-Eyed Susan (Thunbergia alata 'VOLTHU 1007' SUNNY ARIZONA GLOW) is an eye-catching tropical flower native to Africa. Featuring striking, daisy-like blooms in bright orange, yellow, and white hues, this variety has hints of summertime sunshine. Its dark eye of black, purple, or blue stands out amidst the dazzling petals. Its vigorous, twining vines make it the perfect addition to any garden, delivering a show of color for months. Plant it in a sunny spot with well-draining soil for the best results and vibrant blooms. Enjoy its delightful summer-like presence in your garden with Black-Eyed Susan!






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Hardiness Zone:

10 - 11


Orange-yellow Flowers In Summer


Full sun, Part sun/part shade




yellow,orange,black Fruits In Autumn Ready In Summer



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Drought Tolerant:



Water black-eyed Susan (Thunbergia alata) once a week. Allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Be sure not to overwater, as too much water can cause root rot. In hot weather, water more frequently. If the pot feels light when you pick it up, it's probably time to water. Make sure to inspect the soil before and after watering to ensure that the soil is saturated and that the water drains away quickly.


Black-eyed Susan (Thunbergia alata 'VOLTHU 1007' SUNNY ARIZONA GLOW) plants prefer a sunny location and should receive at least 6-8 hours of direct sun daily to bloom. If in partial sun, they may produce fewer flowers. They also appreciate some afternoon shade in hot climates. They should be grown in a well-draining soil and kept consistently moist. Although they can tolerate periods of dryness. For optimal growth, mulch around the base of the plant can help conserve moisture.


The frequency and amount of pruning for Black-eyed Susan (Thunbergia alata 'VOLTHU 1007' SUNNY ARIZONA GLOW) will depend on what shape you are hoping for your plant to be in. Generally speaking, deadheading (removing faded flowers) should be done on an ongoing basis with this plant to encourage additional flowering. Pruning back of older stems should occur in late winter or early spring once the flowers have faded, typically late January to early February. Pruning back older stems should be done to about 1/3 to 1/2 the plants size, taking care not to cut too low that it will affect the health of the plant. The plant can also receive a light pruning in summer to shape it and remove any unruly stems.


Harvest Fruit

vine The best time to start harvesting the fruits from Thunbergia alata 'VOLTHU 1007' SUNNY ARIZONA GLOW is from July to September.

Starts Flowering

Black-eyed Susan typically starts flowering in late spring or early summer, usually between May and July.

Starts Flowering

Black-eyed Susan typically starts flowering in late spring or early summer, usually between May and July.

Harvest Fruit

vine The best time to start harvesting the fruits from Thunbergia alata 'VOLTHU 1007' SUNNY ARIZONA GLOW is from July to September.

Hardiness Map


Is Black-Eyed Susan a native plant?

Yes, Black-Eyed Susan is a native plant. It is native to the United States and Canada and is an annual wildflower found in grassy meadows, fields, and along roadsides. It is also known as the yellow ox-eye daisy and is most commonly found in the east side of the U.S.. It has a bright golden-yellow flower head and is one of the most common wildflowers in North America, blooming in the summer months of June to September. Black-Eyed Susan also attracts pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

Should Black-Eyed Susan flowers be deadheaded?

Yes, Black-Eyed Susan flowers should be deadheaded in order to keep them looking their best and promote a long blooming period. Deadheading is the process of removing faded flowers and spent seed heads from the plant. Doing this encourages the plant to produce more flowers and prevents it from focusing energy on producing seeds. Deadheading also helps to keep the plant looking bushy and prevents it from becoming leggy.

Are Black-Eyed Susan flowers suitable for cut arrangements?

Yes, Black-Eyed Susan flowers are a suitable choice for cut arrangements. They are a popular choice for providing bright, cheerful colour in gardens, and can be used indoors in floral arrangements. They are an easy to manage, low maintenance option given that they grow quickly without much fuss. The stunning daisy like flowers have a firm yet delicate texture, making them perfect for a wide range of uses. These beautiful and cheerful blooms can be used to brighten up any bouquet or centerpiece.

Do Black-Eyed Susan flowers require a trellis or support?

Black-eyed Susan flowers do not require a trellis or support as they have long, strong stems that can stand up on their own when mature. Furthermore, the strong stems and light flowers of the Black-eyed Susan make them one of the most wind-tolerant varieties of flower. However, if you do choose to support them with a trellis, they will likely need to be tied to the structure as their stems are quite flexible. Additionally, most trellises can help to encourage the tall, upright growth of these flowers.

Is Black-Eyed Susan a good choice for a butterfly garden?

Yes, Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) is an excellent choice for a butterfly garden. Highly attractive to butterflies and other pollinators, the Black-Eyed Susan provides a food source and a landing pad for them. This perennial's bright yellow-orange flowerheads appear from midsummer into early fall, making for a highly attractive addition to a butterfly garden. The Black-Eyed Susan is low maintenance and requires minimal looking after, meaning it can be enjoyed without any worries of upkeep.

Are Black-Eyed Susan flowers invasive?

No, Black-Eyed Susan flowers are not considered an invasive species. They are native to North America and prefer to grow in full sun and soils with good drainage. They spread naturally by the seeds they drop, but they typically remain in the same area. Furthermore, they are easily managed and usually do not outcompete other native plants in their environment.

Should Black-Eyed Susan flowers be divided regularly?

Yes, Black-Eyed Susan flowers should be divided regularly. This will help to keep the flowers healthy and ensure they reach their full growth potential. By dividing the flowers every three to four years, it will encourage healthier root systems and help protect against overcrowding in the garden or flower bed. It will also keep the flowers looking their best and provide more blooms each year. Additionally, dividing the flowers will help to propagate more plants and create an even healthier garden.

Could Black-Eyed Susan flowers be grown from seeds?

Yes, Black-Eyed Susan flowers can be grown from seeds. Begin by choosing a spot with full sun and loamy soil, and prepare the soil with compost or fertilizer; if the soil structure is not ideal, you can amend it with some organic material. Sow the seeds either in the ground or in a container and cover them lightly with soil or potting mix. Keep them well watered and check for seedlings in one to two weeks. Grow the seedlings to the desired size and allow them to flower, usually in midsummer. This is a great way to create your own Black-Eyed Susan garden.